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AJ in Japan

AJ Jacobs of Welkom is one of the four foreign (non-Japanese) referees taking part in the Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational Tournament in Fukuoka, Japan....

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Law discussion: Scrum use it or lose it

Tomás Cubelli of the Brumbies puts the ball into a scrum about seven metres from the Waratahs' line, an important scrum. The Brumbies heel the ball but it stays withi...

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One year for rudeness to referee

Oyonnax wing Silvère Tian was banned until June 30, 2017, for having directed "threatening actions or words" towards referee Romain Poite during a Top 14 match...

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Wakefield warned

He may have escaped formal sanction, but Stormers boss Thelo Wakefield should expect a call from SANZAAR CEO Andy Marinos over his referee rant at the weekend....

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Referees for Europe´s Semis

European Professional Club Rugby has announced the four referees for the semifinals of the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup....

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Referees to 18 April 2016

The men's Sevens moves on to Singapore with two rounds in Europe to go after that while the women move up to Langford on Vancouver Island....

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Clip 7 - 11 April 2016 - Law 5

Time, but not time. The Lions are leading the Sharks 24-9. They have scored two tries and would like another try to get a bonus point. The Sharks are penalised at a tack...

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Clip 6 - 11 April 2016 - Law 20

Hands in. Cobus Reinach of the Sharks puts the ball into a scrum. They heal but both sides stand firm and the ball is stuck. Reinach then burrows into the scrum to fetch it....

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Clip 8 - 27 April 2016 - Law 22

22 only? The Bulls - in pink - throw in at a line-out but Bandise Maku's throw is over the line-out where Torsten van Jaarsveld of the Cheetahs grabs the bouncing ball....

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Clip 7 - 25 April 2016 - Law 16

So what was wrong? Tian Schoeman, the Bulls' flyhalf grubbers ahead and Travis Ismaiel, the Bulls right wing, chases the ball. The ball stands up for Ismaiel who grabs t...

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Clip 6 - 22 April 2016 - Law 19

Why does the referee not want to penalise the Waratahs' scrumhalf? The Rebels are to throw in to a line-out. Their hooker, James Hansen, waits and waits and the back thr...

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Clip 5 - 22 April 2016 - Law 6

There are questions that could be asked. Ben Meehan of the Rebels passes to Jack Debreczeni who loses the ball. The referee announces that he is playing advantage. The Warat...

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Clip 4 - 18 April 2016 - Law 17

No restart. Codie Taylor, the Crusaders' hooker, throws into a line-out. Luke Romano catches the ball and the Crusaders go into maul formation, which the Lions contest....

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Clip 3 - 18 April 2016 - Law 10

Holding his line. Near their own Lions the Lions win the ball which Faf de Klerk passes to Elton Jantjies a couple of metres from his line. Jantjies chips ahead and chases....

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Clip 2 - 15 April 2016 - Law 19

The plane of the line. The Crusaders are penalised and Elton Jantjies of the Lions kicks towards the touchline on his right. As the ball approaches the touchline, it is dipp...

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Clip 1 - 15 April 2016 - Law 6

All the way back. The Force have the ball. They go left and Tom Franklin passes towards Luke Morahan but the ball falls on the ground well inside the Highlanders' half....

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Duty Ref 511 - Stuart Berry

Stuart Berry is off to Argentina this week for the Super Rugby match between the Jaguares and the Kings in Buenos Aires - lucky man. But he has taken time off from tango and bee...

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Duty Ref 510 - Jaco Peyper

Jaco Peyper, one of the world's top referees, had an easy trip this past weekend - just over the hill from his Bloemfontein home to Kimberley to blow the whistle to start th...

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Duty Ref 509 - Craig Joubert

After wanderings many Craig Joubert is back in South Africa and will be doing Super Rugby duty in Johannesburg of Friday night and in Pretoria on Saturday night, leaving him som...

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Duty Ref 508 - Stuart Berry

Stuart has been having a busy time of it. Since the World Cup he has been in Cape Town, Sydney, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Edinburgh and Paris and this weekend he...

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Duty Ref 507 - Paul Dobson

Since the end of the World Cup there have been few questions for the Duty Ref, just two in fact, which the old mountain goat answers here....

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Duty Ref 505 - Marius van der Westhuizen

The appointments are just out for the Six Nations matches starting in February 2016 and Marius van der Westhuizen has, for the first time, been appointed an assistant referee in...

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Duty Ref 506 - Paul Dobson

There has been a problem in locating the incident described by Bill James but it happened after 53 minutes of the second half of the match for those who have it recorded....

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Duty Ref 502 - Rasta Rasivhenge

Rasta Rasivhenge, who has been such a star on the Sevens circuit, is back from his sojourn in Australia and refereeing Currie Cup rugby so well. And here he is answering readers...

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Duty Ref 503 - Joey Klaaste-Salmans

  Joey Klaaste-Salmans was a top referee when he was active and is now excellent in helping to develop referees. He is also an expert on Under-13 laws and refereeing in...

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