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Joubert for Super Final

For the second year in a row, Craig Joubert of South Africa has been appointed to referee the Super Rugby Final. This year it is between the Waratahs and the Crusaders at ANZ St...

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Referees to 2 August 2014

It's the Final of 2014's Super Rugby. That's a big match this week and Craig Joubert's is down to referee it....

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Law discussion: two tries at Craven Week

At the end of Craven Week we received a 'question' from a reader about two tries. Because the reader's assertions are interesting in the regularity with which they a...

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Peyper, Jackson for semis

SANZAR has appointed the referees for Saturday's semifinals. Jaco Peyper will referee in Sydney, Glen Jackson in Christchurch....

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Referees to 27 July 2014

There are no Tests this week but that is just for this week. But there are the semifinals of Super Rugby, one in Sydney and one in Christchurch. They are top matches....

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EP refs back on the field

The Eastern Province Rugby Referees Society will return to adjudicating club matches after EPRU cancelled all club games last weekend over the poor treatment of referees....

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Rametsi, the Final Referee

The final whistle is blown on the 2014 Craven Week when the match between Eastern Province and South Western Districts comes to an end and the man to blow that final whistle is...

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Women refs amongst the men

Women referees in Australia are more and more refereeing men's matches. One of them will make history in Queensland on Saturday when she becomes the first woman to referee a...

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Red lines in Middelburg

The psalmist sang: The boundary lines have fallen to me in pleasant places. In Middelburg for the Craven Week, those lines are red....

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Clip 3 - 3 July 2014 - Law 21

Now you see it. Now you don't. The Force win the ball from a scrum which collapses. but Solomoni Rasolea of the Force knocks on and the referee comes back to a penalty a...

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Clip 1 - 3 July 2014 - Law 10

Back on the warning. Sam Wykes of the Force (in blue) wins a line-out and hands to his scrumhalf Alby Mathewson who darts ahead. He is tackled by huge Charlie Faumuina of th...

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Clip 1 - 10 July 2014 - Law 21

Like a Bull at a gate. The referee penalises the Bulls about six metres from their goal-line. Kurt Coleman of the Stormers is to kick the penalty at goal. He takes the ball...

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Clip 8 - 10 July 2014 - Law 10

Try and yellow card. The Waratahs break out from well inside their 22 and set off down the field. From a tackle/ruck, Nick Phipps (9) of the Waratahs feeds Bernard Foley who...

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Clip 2 - 3 July 2014 - Law 22

Dead or alive? What, where and what next? Andy Ellis of Crusaders passes the ball back to Tom Taylor who is in the Crusaders' in-goal. Taylor kicks and as he does to Bea...

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Clip3 - 26 June 2014 - Law 16

Hands on the ball. England release the ball from a maul and Ben Youngs passes to Manu Tuilagi. Aaron Cruden of New Zealand grabs Tuilagi's lower legs. other centres stum...

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Clip 2 - 26 July 2014 - Law 15

Look at the long sequence of tackles in this clip. This really is an exercise for the watcher to look and see to what extent the laws are complied to. Remember that these la...

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Clip 1 - 26 June 2014 - Law 10

A penalty try in detail. Wales lead 30-24 as the match draws to an end. The Springboks are on frantic attack. They go right and Willie le Roux shifts slightly to his right a...

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Clip 4 - 26 June 2014 - Law 10

It looks worse than what it is. Julian Savea of New Zealand passes inside to Aaron Cruden of New Zealand. Billy Vunipola (8) of England grabs Cruden who falls to ground. The...

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Clip 5 26 June 2014 - Law 22

A try by momentum. Argentina go left in an attack on Scotland and Joaquin Tuculet of Argentina breaks past Blair Cowan (7) of Scotland and races for the line. He beats Stuar...

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Duty Ref 477 - Jaco Peyper

Jaco Pepyer has a huge assignment this weekend -0 the Sydney semifinal between the Waratahs and the Brumbies. But en route he answered the only question we are going to deal wit...

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Duty Ref 474 - Marius van der Westhuizen

Marius van der Westhuizen, one of the most promising of referees is fresh back from the Junior World Championship in New Zealand and is now answering readers' questions....

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Duty Ref 473 - Lesego Legoete

Lesego Legoete, whom everybody calls Pro, has been a top referee in South Africa for many years, refereeing international Super, Currie Cup another rugby, this after a good play...

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Duty Ref 471 - Craig Joubert

Craig Joubert, one of the top referees in world rugby, takes time out to answer readers' questions, and there are many....

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Duty Ref 470 - Craig Joubert

There is just one question in this Duty Ref but it's a long one and Craig Joubert, who was the referee in the match in question, is kind enough to answer it and do so succin...

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Duty Ref 469 - Jaco Peyper

Jaco Peyper is noit refereeing this Saturday and volunteered to answer readers' questions, which is most kind of one of the busiest referees in the world. Not only that but...

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Duty Ref 468 - Stuart Berry

Stuart Berry, who came in for a lot of criticism from the Reds after they lost to the Lions at Ellis Park. The people who run referees at SANZAR found no problem with his refere...

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Duty Ref 467 - Stuart Berry

Fresh from refereeing the exciting Super Rugby match between the Lions and the Blues at Ellis POark, Stuart Berry answers readers' questions....

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