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Ex-players take up the whistle

Nothing beats experience, so the decision by two ex-national players to take up the whistle upon retirement is great news for refereeing in South Africa....

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Young ref goes to Paris

Jaco van Heerden, a young referee who has made great strides this year, is overjoyed at the news that he is to head for France on Thursday to referee two club matches, the first...

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´Rip up the law book´

All Black coach Steve Hansen called for Rugby Union to "rip up the rule book" and simplify its laws after a string of officiating blunders in the Rugby Championship....

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WP black-tie dinner a success

The Western Province Rugby Referees' Society staged its 12th black-tie dinner and once again it was a resounding success....

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Referees to 5 October 2014

It's the last round of SANZAR's rugby championship but, never fear, there will be Tests, this time in Europe....

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Referees to 28 September 2014

Tests are back this week with the fifth round of SANZAR's Rugby championship and the first leg of the World Cup qualifiers between in Russia and Uruguay with George Clancy o...

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Clip 3 - 23 September 2014 - Law 17

Ripping. The Blue Bulls win a line-out and there is a series of tackles. It is the fifth one - on Dean Greyling (1) that we are interested in. JC Astle of the Sharks slows G...

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Clip 2 - 23 September 2014 - Law 19

Time up! The Blue Bulls are to throw into a line-out. The referee gets the Sharks to behave and goes to the front to watch the line-out. Callie Visagie, the Blue Bulls'...

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Clip 1 - 23 September 2014 - Law 17

Pulling a leg. Jean Kleyn of Western Province goes up the line-out and catches the ball. Western Province form a maul. The maul disintegrates and the referee, about to penal...

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Clip 8 - 23 September 2014 - Law 20

Not out. The Golden Lions are on the attack. Willie Britz swims a line-out for the Golden Lions who form an aggressive maul but the Pumas of Mpumalanga repel them. The ball...

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Clip 7 - 23 September 2014 - Law 10

The TMO leads, but the referee decides. There is a scrum to Western Province in their match against Griquas. They win the scrum but Demetri Catrakilis, the flyhalf, kicks th...

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Clip 6 - 23 September 2014 - Law 15

No offside. The Mpumalanga Pumas score and the Golden Lions kick off deep where Corné Steenkamp of the Pumas catches the ball. He runs forward but is grabbed by Ruan...

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Clip 5 - 23 September 2014 - Law 16

The ball is out. The Golden Lions attack but Stokkies Hanekom is tackled. Martin Muller of the Golden Lions bends to get the ball but Francois du Toit of the Mpumalanga Puma...

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Clip 4 - 23 September 2014 - Law 15

Tackler plays. The Mpumalanga Pumas kick off and the Golden Lions form a maul around Franco Mostert. Jaco Kriel breaks away with the ball and gives to Courtnall Skosan who r...

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Clip 10 - 15 September 2014 - Law 6

Insistence. The Sharks throw into a line-out and form a maul. Caylib Oosthuizen goes in low and hard from the side and the maul collapses. The referee immediately penalises...

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Clip 9 - 15 September 2014 - Law 17

A maul no more. Western Province are on the attack against the Golden Lions. Demetri Catrakilis of Western Province darts at the line where two Golden Lions players hold him...

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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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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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