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Referees to 21 September 2014

15 Sep 2014

As spring breaks out in the southern hemisphere and autumn closes in in the north, there are no Test matches but lots of other activities in south and north.

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´Third umpire´ for rugby?

13 Sep 2014

SANZAR is planning to introduce a cricket-style decision review system into Super Rugby and the Rugby Championship in 2016 according to The Australian.

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Law discussion: who is to blame

09 Sep 2014

There was anger in South Africa at three decisions by George Clancy, the Irish referee who refereed the match in Perth between Australia and South Africa. But then there is often anger in South Africa - and not only South Africa - when our team loses.

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Referees to 14 September 2014

08 Sep 2014

New Zealand are now top of the Rugby Championship and renew their ancient rivalry with South Africa for top dog in the rugby world with Jérôme Garcès to referee the match, hopefully without controversy.

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Referees to 7 September 2014

02 Sep 2014

These are exciting times for referees. The Rugby Championship resumes with one in Australia and one in New Zealand.

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Law discussion: make them the same

27 Aug 2014

The laws of rugby football are complicated. It is a contact sport with 30 players on the field, all playing with high emotion at the same time, and one referee to apply the laws.

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Referees to 31 August 2014

26 Aug 2014

The Rugby Championship has a bye but provincial competitions in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and the professional competitions in France race ahead. And everywhere there are highly trained referees doing their best.

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Peyper - and players - err

21 Aug 2014

On Saturday in the Sydney rain Jaco Peyper was the referee in a try-less Bledisloe Cup match between Australia and New Zealand that ended in a 12-all draw.

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SARU to probe ´match-fixing´

21 Aug 2014

The South African Rugby Union announced it had appointed an attorney to examine allegations of attempts to fix the result of matches in Boland club leagues.

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Fixing Matches in the Boland

20 Aug 2014

According to Die Burger newspaper, a Boland referee, Joseph Baadjies, has accused the new president of the Boland Rugby Union, Ivan Pekeur, of trying to influence the results of club matches in the Boland.

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