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Referees to 30 November 2014

John Lacey of Ireland, who in his day played fullback and wing for Munster and Ireland A, is continuing his remarkable progress in the top refereeing world, this time appointed...

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White Card Request

In 2015 the Varsity Cup matches which are broadcast on television, will bring back the white card by which a captain or a coach can ask match officials to review a referee's...

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SARU appoints for Classic Clashes

The South African Rugby Referees' Association (SARRA), which manages the appointment of referees in the schools game in association with SARU, has changed its policy slightl...

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Regional Academy Managers for 2015

Eugene de Villiers, the referee operations manager of the South Africa Rugby Referees' Association, has sent out the names and contact details of the four regional academy m...

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Law discussion: Who put it out?

There were similar incidents in two of the weekend's matches with different outcomes. They were, note, similar but not the same....

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RFU probes homophobic slander

The Rugby Football Union, England's ruling body, has launched an investigation into alleged homophobic and racial abuse of the Welsh referee Nigel Owens by a group of Englan...

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2014 Referees´ Camp

The annual get-together for the top referees of South Africa will be in November this year, instead of in the New Year as usual and will be at the Riverside Sun Resort on the ba...

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Referees to 16 November 2014

There are more Tests again in this the third week of November's 'window', the main ones at Twickenham and Stade de France with its scarred playing surface, as the in...

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Clip 10 - 14 November 2014 - Law 10

Puma crashes down to earth. Santiago Iglesias of Argentina throws into a line-out. Tomás de la Vega goes high and catches the ball. De la Vega then crashes to earth a...

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Clip 9 - 14 November 2014 - Law 10

Shoulder. Argentina have the ball but lose it to Scotland who want to take advantage. Greig Laidlaw passes to Mark Bennett who passes a clumsy pass to Tommy Seymour on the l...

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Clip 8 - 14 November 2014 - Law 10

Obstruction? Scotland have the ball but big Manuel Montero of Argentina slams into little Greig Laidlaw of Scotland. Laidlaw tries to get the ball away but it wobbles in a p...

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Clip 7 - 14 November 2014 - Law 17

Maul to try. Leonardo Ghiraldini of Italy throws into a line-out. Josh Furno of Italy catches the ball and brings it down. A maul forms on Furno and Simone Favaro (7) of Ita...

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Clip 6 - 14 November 2014 - Law 10

Penalty try. There is just one reason to award a penalty try. Law 10 A penalty try must be awarded if the offence prevents a try that would probably otherwise have been...

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Clip 5 - 14 November 2014 - Law 10

Jaco Reinach of South Africa kicks high and Adriaan Strauss of South Africa chases. Rob Kearney of Ireland comes forward and jumps for the ball. Strauss makes contact with Kearn...

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Clip 4 - 14 November 2014 - Law 6

Medical alert. Handré Pollard (10) of South Africa runs with the ball. Jamie Heaslip and Robbie Henshaw tackle Pollard and bring him to ground. A scruffy ruck forms a...

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Clip 3 - 14 November 2014 - Law 2

Wrong ball. Sonny Bill Williams cuts back and is tackled but Owen Farrell and Kyle Eastmond. As New Zealanders arrive, Chris Robshaw of England leans over and tries to grab...

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Clip 2 - 14 November 2014 - Law 10

Obstruction. New Zealand go left. Aaron Smith passes to lock Sam Whitelock. Whitelock a]=has Richie McCaw to his left and Aaron Cruden who is behind McCaw. Whitelock passes...

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Clip 1 - 14 November 2014 - Law 15

Who infringed first? Japan are attacking the Maori All Blacks. Flyhalf Kosei Ono darts forward but is tackled by Marty McKenzie (22). Mitch Crosswell of the Maori All Blacks...

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Duty Ref 486 - Jaco van Heerden

Back form the excitement of refereeing in France, Jaco van Heerden is having a break but a bit of a busman's holiday, as he is answering readers' questions and preparing...

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Duty Ref 484 - Stuart Berry

Stuart Berry is a top South African referee, recently appointed to November Tests in the Northern Hemisphere. On Saturday he is at Ellis Park for a Currie Cup match between the...

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Duty Ref 476

These questions are of a technical nature, facts rather than application of the laws in matches, and so we have lumped them together....

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Duty Ref 482 - Joey Klaaste-Salmans

Joey Klaaste-Salmans, who has in the past been voted Refereem of the Year in Western Province, who has refereed provincial matches and been on provincial panels, ending on the N...

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Duty Ref 481 - Jaco van Heerden

Jaco van Heerden had been promoted this year and has had the first two Currie Cup matches of his career in recent weeks. He has impressed with his accuracy, communication and at...

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Duty Ref 480 - Craig Joubert

If he is not buzzing around the world, Craig Joubert is buzzing around South Africa, so much is he and his refereeing skill in demand, and here he has again been in demand to an...

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Duty Ref 479 - Lesego Legoete

Test referee Lesego Legoete, whom everybody calls Pro, is refereeing at Loftus Versfeld at the weekend when the Blue Bulls play the EP Kings. But he has time to answer readers&#...

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Duty Ref 478 - Lourens van der Merwe.

Test referee Lourens van der Merwe, who seems to be more of an assistant these days, takes time off from travelling with Grey College, where he teaches, to Durban and PE to answ...

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