Referees for PE 7s matches06 Dec 2013
Under the guidance of Paddy O'Brien of the IRB, the match officials have been appointed to the IRB's Sevens Series of matches in Port Elizabeth, starting on Saturday, 7 December 2013.
Refs to double up in Varsity Cup05 Dec 2013
The Varsity Cup matches in 2014 will be played with two referees on the field. It's not a new idea but the use of it is moving up a notch with the Varsity Cup.
Special jersey for Props03 Dec 2013
A Pretoria firm, NO LIMITS, has, with the help of South African Referees, designed a jersey for props to wear which will go into use in the Varsity Cup, which has become, as Stellenbosch University was in the time of Doc Craven, a laboratory for testing rugby laws and changes.
Referees to 8 December 201302 Dec 2013
It's the fourth round of the IRB's Sevens Series, this time in Port Elizabeth and the third round of European Rugby breaks out again to take centre stage. The Test window had closed and European competitions go into their third round.
De Villiers re-elected29 Nov 2013
The Western Province Referees' Society has elections every two years. For the third time Dan de Villiers, the former Currie Cup referee, was elected as the society's chairman.
Jaco van Heerden - Elite Referee27 Nov 2013
SA Referees recently released their new panels for 2014. There are the established referees and there are newcomers. All but one of the newcomers will be well known to those with an interest in refereeing in South Africa, one perhaps less so - Jaco van Heerden of Pretoria.
Law discussion: grounding the ball26 Nov 2013
When South Africa played France on Saturday, South Africa came close to scoring tries on two occasions but on each occasion the TMO advised the referee not to award the try.
Referees for Dubai Day 126 Nov 2013
The referees, led by Paddy O'Brien, have been appointed to the matches of Day 1 of the IRB's Sevens in Dubai. James Matthew of Scotland will blow the whistle to get the day's play going.
Referees to 1 December 201325 Nov 2013
It's much, much quieter on the international front this week but the IRB's Sevens Series for 2013-14 gets going again in Dubai with tournaments for men and for women.
SA Panels for 201423 Nov 2013
After a meeting in Cape Town, the SA Referees' Association announced its new panels for 2014. Three changes are obvious - the absence of Jonathan Kaplan and the promotion of Jaco van Heerden and the return of Christie du Preez.
Marlize is gsport Woman of the Year21 Nov 2013
At the 8th gsport Awards dinner at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 20 November 2013, Marlize Jordaan, who played rugby for South Africa and who has risen to the top as a referee, received the gsport Woman of the Year Award.
RFU suspends top referee20 Nov 2013
England's Rugby Football Union has suspended Premiership referee David Rose who appeared in court on Monday to answer a benefit fraud charge.
Referees to 24 November 201318 Nov 2013
It's the third week of the Test window this week, the last week though there will still be some more afterwards.
Two refs better than one in Varsity Cup14 Nov 2013
The Varsity Cup will lend itself to further refereeing experimentation, with the tournament set to employ two referees in every fixture in 2014.
Referees to 17 November 201311 Nov 2013
England play New Zealand at Twickenham, the big match of the weekend, and for the third time in three matches this month they have a South African referee.
Referees to 10 November 201304 Nov 2013
Tests galore this week. The North-South Tests gain momentum and the are European Nations Cup matches and World Cup Qualifiers. It's a busy time for the world's top referees.
WP Referees´ Prizegiving04 Nov 2013
On Friday night at the Protea Stellenbosch Hotel, the Western Province referees held their cheerful annual prize-giving. The big recipient was Marius van der Westhuizen.
Law Discussion: in or out at Twickenham03 Nov 2013
Rugby football is a game of consequences.
Two New Super Referees31 Oct 2013
SANZAR has announced the squad of Super referees for 2014. It includes two new Super Rugby referees - Marius van der Westhuizen of South Africa and Matt O'Brien of Australia.
Law discussion: cancelled try30 Oct 2013
In the Currie Cup Final, Lwazi Mvovo of the Sharks went over for a try. All that Mvovo did was clearly correct but the try was disallowed. There are two aspects to this decision.