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Referees to 24 November 2019

It is the second round of European Professional Club Rugby's top competitions amongst many other important matches, only one of which is south of the equator....

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Law discussion: too many substitutes allowed?

  It took rugby football a long time to allow replacements. Replacements for injury came first in the interests of player health; then came replacements/substitutions f...

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Referees to 17 November 2019

The Southern Hemisphere lapses into warm aestivation while the north gathers momentum....

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Law discussion: laws Real and Unreal

There are laws in writing and laws in action, and sometimes words and actions are not in accord....

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Referees to 10 November 2019

The great Rugby World Cup in Japan ended with a bang and top rugby shuffled off home. At home, rugby became bread-and-butter stuff as the clubs keep on going....

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Referees to 24 November 2019

Referees to 24 November 2019

It is the second round of European Professional Club Rugby's top competitions amongst many other important matches, only one of which is south of the equator.

Law discussion: too many substitutes allowed?

Law discussion: too many substitutes allowed?

 

It took rugby football a long time to allow replacements. Replacements for injury came first in the interests of player health; then came replacements/substitutions for tactical reasons.

Referees to 17 November 2019

Referees to 17 November 2019

The Southern Hemisphere lapses into warm aestivation while the north gathers momentum.

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Duty ref 555

We have a question which suits an incident in the Rugby World Cup semifinal between South Africa and Wales in Yokohama on Sunday.

Duty Rerf 554: Marius van der Westhuizen

It seems there is no more offseason, not with all that's going on in Japan at the World Cup. Refereeing at the World Cup has been the subject of criticism and even anger. Marius van der Wewsthuizen is not there, but at home, having a break and using some time to answer readers' questions.

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.

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Clip 3 - 4 November 2019 - Law 8

Clip 3 - 4 November 2019 - Law 8

Tee Timing The referee penalises Jacob Stockdale of Ireland for a deliberate knock-on. There is a lapse of time while Garry Ringrose goes off with bleeding from his brow and his place...

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Clip 2 - 4 November 2019 - Law 19

Clip 2 - 4 November 2019 - Law 19

Up and Under and unplayable - Whose ball is it? Handré Pollard of South Africa kicks high. Inside the English half, Makazole Mapimpi of South Africa and Elliot Daly of England...

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Clip 1 - 4 November 2019 - Law 18

Clip 1 - 4 November 2019 - Law 18

Whose Ball? CLIP 1 The referee penalises Mako Vunipola of England at a scrum and Handré Pollard of South Africa kicks the penalty down to the touchline on his right. Jonny...

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