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Referees to 21 December 2014

18 Dec 2014

It's time for families to draw closer as Christmas comes and a time for rugby's social unit, the clubs, to have their time to come together. There are no Tests this weekend - just clubs in action.

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Law Discussion: Air collision

17 Dec 2014

It is common knowledge that rugby football nowadays forbids playing a player who is in the air. This led to the IRB (now World Rugby) to amplify the law a bit and South African referees to discuss the matter at their latest course in Vanderbijlpark.

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Referees for NZ warm-ups

17 Dec 2014

Already Super Rugby is on the minds of management and friendly matches are being arranged - with referees.

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South African refereeing starts

17 Dec 2014

The game that first came to South Africa was not the Rugby game. It was a South African variant of the Winchester Game. It came in 1861, two years before soccer was started and ten years before the foundation of the Rugby Football Union in England.

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O´Brien´s Final

14 Dec 2014

Matt O'Brien of Australia will referee the 2014 Port Elizabeth Final of World Rugby's Sevens series when New Zealand and South Africa meet.

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Referees for PE Knock-outs

13 Dec 2014

World Rugby's Sevens Series enters its knock-out stage on Sunday with the quarterfinals of the cup and the bowl. Referees have been appointed to these matches and the appointments to semifinals and then the finals will depend on what happens in the quarterfinals.

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Referees for PE 7s, Day 1

12 Dec 2014

The third round of the 2014-15 World Rugby Sevens Series starts in Port Elizabeth this weekend and the match officials have been appointed to each match.

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Law Discussion - Maul

12 Dec 2014

The maul from a line-out was a great South African weapon. They developed it first and used it most profitably. Until November, that is. Then it seemed that they were being out-thought and outplanned at this strength of theirs.

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Refs’ smartphone app now available

11 Dec 2014

Rugby fans and referees now have free access to one of the smartest apps on their smartphones – Know Your Game is like a Law Book and more in the palm of your hand.

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Referees to 14 December 2014

09 Dec 2014

As Christmas hurries closer, the centre of refereeing attention this weekend is Sevens in Port Elizabeth and in Europe's club rugby, the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup, and the British & Irish Cup.

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