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Joubert for the Final

20 Oct 2014

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

19 Oct 2014

The decision of the judicious 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 contrast to what Dylan Hartley experienced.

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Ryno Barnes cleared

18 Oct 2014

Griquas hooker Ryno Barnes on Friday was cleared of wrongdoing after receiving a red card in their Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls last weekend for allegedly verbally abusing the referee.

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Rugby´s first ´own try´

17 Oct 2014

The Sydney prop who scored Rugby Union's first ever 'own try' says he's still a bit stunned by the refereeing howler that's gone viral around the world.

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Knock-out matches: in case of a draw

16 Oct 2014

 

On this weekend there are three finals and six semifinals. In each of those nine matches there must be a winner. But what happens in the case of a draw?

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18 months for referee abuse

15 Oct 2014

The Golden Lions Rugby Union has slapped a hefty ban on a player for 'blatant disrespect' of a match official.

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Law discussion: Red for verbal abuse

15 Oct 2014

Ryno Barnes, the 33-year-old Griquas hooker, was penalised for verbal abuse and shown a red card. He was playing his 100th Currie Cup match.

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Tony Wessels dies

15 Oct 2014

One of the keenest of referees, Tony Wessels of KwaZulu-Natal, died in Pietermaritzburg on Friday 10 October 2014. He was 76.

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Referees to 19 October 2014

14 Oct 2014

Europe's new competitions start with weekend with Nigel Owens to get the European Cup started on Friday while the Challenge Cup starts on Thursday with Ian Davies to referee.

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Rasta stays in Queensland

13 Oct 2014

The South African referee, Rasta Rasivhenge, who refereed the Final of the first IRB's 2014-15 Sevens series on Sunday, has stayed on in Brisbane with the approval of SA Referees.

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