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Refereeing thoughts: scrumming differences

There was a marked difference in what happened at the scrums in the first two quarterfinals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup....

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Referees to 20 October 2019

There have been 37 matches played at the 2019 World Cup in Japan, There are just seven to be played, seven vital matches which will decide the en[]eventual winner....

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RWC: Quarterfinal Referees, 1987-2019

World Rugby has announced the four referees for the 2019 quarterfinals. For two of them, it will be their third World Cup quarterfinal....

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RWC 2019: Referees for Quarterfinals

World Rugby has announced the match officials for the 2019 quarterfinals of its World Cup, which is now down to its last six matches after 37 pool matches....

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Referees for First Two Rounds of European Championships

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Refereeing thoughts: scrumming differences

Refereeing thoughts: scrumming differences

There was a marked difference in what happened at the scrums in the first two quarterfinals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Referees to 20 October 2019

Referees to 20 October 2019

There have been 37 matches played at the 2019 World Cup in Japan, There are just seven to be played, seven vital matches which will decide the en[]eventual winner.

RWC: Quarterfinal Referees, 1987-2019

RWC: Quarterfinal Referees, 1987-2019

World Rugby has announced the four referees for the 2019 quarterfinals. For two of them, it will be their third World Cup quarterfinal.

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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.

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.

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Clip 1 - 10 October 2019 - Law 21

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Clip 1 - 1 October 2019 - Law 18

Clip 1 - 1 October 2019 - Law 18

Touch It's not a big deal, it's not controversial and the referee is not being blamed, but it is interesting as it is fairly new law, and we have two examples of it from the m...

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Clip 3 - 5 September 2019 - Law 5

Clip 3 - 5 September 2019 - Law 5

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