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Marius Jonker bows out

Marius Jonker, one of the top referees in the world in his time, has decided refereed his last in the big arena of South African rugby....

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New Appointment for Hoffman

In a joint venture between the Australian Rugby Union and Queensland Rugby, Rohan Hoffman has been appointed the match officials development manager for Queensland....

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Marius gets top awards

It was a lively evening out at the Stellenbosch Protea Hotel on Friday night for the Western Province Referees' Society's annual awards dinner - a lively and enjoyable e...

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Referees to 2 November 2014

Craig Joubert is very much a wandering referee and this week he will be in Chicago when the USA play the All Blacks at the Soldiers Field, the home ground of gridiron club Chica...

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Referees to 26 October 2014

It's a Final week - finals in South Africa and New Zealand. There is a semifinal in Australia's new competition. It is all exciting stuff with pressures on match officia...

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Refereeing the Final

All referees who have refereed a Currie Cup Final will say that it was a, if not the, highlight of their refereeing career, even those who have refereed Test matches. And this w...

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Love lost?

A beloved leaves. That's the stuff of some of the great poetry, the great novels, great works of art, for it creates some of the greatest anguish man can experience....

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Joubert for the Final

Craig Joubert has been appointed to referee the 2014 Currie Cup Final at Newlands on Saturday, 25 October. It will be his second Currie Cup Final....

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The Hartley Case

The decision of the judicial officer to clear Ryno Barnes of verbal abuse directed at the referee and to take his word instead of that of the assistant referee is in sharp contr...

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Clip 8 - 21 October 2014 - Law 17

Mauling on regardless. A penalty gives the Valke an attacking line-out. Dean Muir throws in and Marlyn Willaims catches the ball. As Williams comes to ground and is in posse...

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Clip 7 - 21 October 2014 - Law 20

Whose ball? Nic Groom of Western Province puts the ball into a scrum, but the Blue Bulls get a massive push on and the scrum collapses. The referee awards a rescrum to t...

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Clip 6 - 21 October 2014 - Law 20

Why no penalty? Nic Groom of Western Province puts the ball into a scrum. The scrum's front rows come up but Western Province have a shove on and the ball is under Niza...

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Clip 5 - 21 October 2014 - Law 12

Knock, knock. Cheslin Kolbe of Western Province kicks along way downfield. Bjorn Basson fields the ball and runs it up. As he approaches Kolbe he slips and as Kolbe tackles...

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Clip 4 - 21 October 2014 - Law 15

And there were people who booed. Ulrich Beyers of the Blue Bulls kicks the ball down into the Western Province 22. Demetri Catrakelis of Western Province shapes to kick and...

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Clip 3 - 21 October 2014 - Law 6

With technological help and good sense. There are three important facets to this action - the consultation with the TMO, the question the referee asked and the reasons to aw...

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Clip 2 - 21 October 2014 - Law13

A lot in a little. There are some things in this clip to consider - advantage over, the long drop-out, the offside at a kick and the tackle/no tackle. There is in other...

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Clip 5 - 14 October 2014 - Law 10

Worth a red card? With 12 minutes to play 33 year-old Ryno Barnes of Griqualand West came onto the field for his 100th Currie Cup match with the Blue Bulls well on the road...

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Clip 4 - 14 October 2014 - Law 19

Taken back? Jacques-Louis Potgieter of the Blue Bulls kicks off to start the second half. He kicks high into the Griquas' 22 where Jonathan Adendorf of Griquas catches t...

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Clip 3 - 14 October 2014 - Law 17

Same maul? The Blue Bulls throw into a line-out and their lock Grant Hattingh catches the ball. The Blue Bulls start a maul and drive forward but Griquas succeeded in gettin...

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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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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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