Law discussion: make them the same27 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.
Referees to 31 August 201426 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.
Peyper - and players - err21 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..
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.
Fixing Matches in the Boland20 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.
Aussie Laws for the NRC19 Aug 2014
A new competition has been born in Australia - the National Rugby Championship and it is to have certain law variations.
Referees to 24 August 201418 Aug 2014
It is the second round of The Rugby Championship and SANZAR will be hoping for much better weather than was experienced in Sydney and Pretoria in the first round.
Referees´ Language18 Aug 2014
South Africa has 11 official languages. André Watson, South Africa's general manager of referees, speaks to his referees - in English - about their choice of language to suit their ability to communicate with players during a match. After all, the important things is that the players can easily and quickly grasp what is said to them.
Refs for WRWC, Round 315 Aug 2014
Marlize Jordaan remains on the injured list for the appointment of referees to Round 3 of the Women's World Cup taking place in Paris.
Perrett for the Final15 Aug 2014
Amy Perrett of Australia has been appointed to referee the Final of the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris on Saturday.