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Barrett-Theron, Murray in Women’s internationals

South Africa’s leading female referees, Aimee Barrett-Theron and Ashleigh Murray, will hold the whistle in the July and August international window and 2021 Women’s...

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Appointments to Women´s Tests

World Rugby has announced the appointment of referees to Women's Test matches between June and August this year. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Referees to 26 May 2019

As spring races towards summer, lots of northern hemisphere rugby is concerned with the great divide of knock-out matches. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Owens to Referee the PRO14 Final

It must surely be the most unsurprising referees' appointment of all time - Nigel Owens to referee the PRO14 Final, as he has done five times before. By Paul Dobson, Moonspo...

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Match Officials for 63 Pre-World Cup Tests

Before the Rugby World Cup starts on 20 September 2019, there are 63 Test matches involving World Cup teams to be played. World Rugby has announced the match officials for those...

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Barrett-Theron, Murray in Women’s internationals

Barrett-Theron, Murray in Women’s internationals

South Africa’s leading female referees, Aimee Barrett-Theron and Ashleigh Murray, will hold the whistle in the July and August international window and 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup Qualifiers. 

Appointments to Women´s Tests

Appointments to Women´s Tests

World Rugby has announced the appointment of referees to Women's Test matches between June and August this year. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

Referees to 26 May 2019

Referees to 26 May 2019

As spring races towards summer, lots of northern hemisphere rugby is concerned with the great divide of knock-out matches. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

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Duty Ref 553: Marius van der Westhuizen


Marius van der Westhuizen is a top referee and a shock omission from the World Cup's list of referees - not the only one, but certainly one. But he carries on refereeing Super Rugby and is kind enough to answer readers' questions.

Duty Ref 552 - Jaco Peyper

Jaco Peyper is one of the very best referees in the world, certainly a referee to learn from, for refereeing his way is an art. Here he takes time out from buzzing about the world to answer readers' questions - a goodly bunch of them.

Duty Ref 551 - Jaco Peyper

Just back from refereeing the Six Nations match between Wales and England in Cardiff, and doing it excellently, and even more recently back from Durban and the Super Rugby match between the Sharks and the Stormers, Jaco Peyper grabs a gulp of breath and answers readers' questions.

Law Videos

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Clip 1 - 17 May 2019 - Law 11

Clip 1 - 17 May 2019 - Law 11

The score is 19-16 to the Crusaders with time running out. The Crusaders have the ball and are going right.  On the half-way line, Braydon Ennor passes to right wing Sevu Reece....

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Clip 2 - 15 May 2019 - Law 11

Clip 2 - 15 May 2019 - Law 11

Early in the second half, with the score 12-10 to the Crusaders, Joshua Stander of the Stormers kicks downfield. Just inside his half, Sevu Reece of the Crusaders catches the ball and pas...

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Clip 3 - 13 May 2019 - Law 17

Clip 3 - 13 May 2019 - Law 17

Herschel Jantjies, scrumhalf of the Stormers, kicks a high ball down into the Crusaders' 22. George Bridge of the Crusaders runs back to catch the ball. He raises an arm to show that...

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