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Referees to 26 October 2014

21 Oct 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 officials, especially Craig Joubert and Glen Jackson.

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CC Final Referees, 1939-2014

21 Oct 2014

Craig Joubert is one of 26 referees to referee a Currie Cup Final since the first one in 1939.

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Refereeing the Final

21 Oct 2014

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 week it's Craig Joubert.

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Love lost?

21 Oct 2014

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

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 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 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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