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Law discussion: Three suggested changes
Change the laws and you change the game. That is why there is great circumspection when law changes are suggested. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.
Law Application: Knock-on
The knock-on would probably be regarded as the easiest of law applications, bread-and-butter stuff for a referee. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.
Grounding for a Try Changed
World Rugby has announced that it is no longer a try if an attacking player grounds the ball against the protective padding around a goal post. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.
Duty ref 556: Jaco Peyper
The query this time comes from Iñaki Marquinez of Spain and is answered by Jaco Peyper, one of the very best referees in the world. The question arises from a clip on the South African Referees' website: https://www.sareferees.com/laws/view/2831520/.
Duty Ref 555: Old Mountain Goat
We have a question which suits an incident in the Rugby World Cup semifinal between South Africa and Wales in Yokohama on Sunday.
Duty Ref 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.
Clip 1 - 9 March 2020 - Law 4
Colour Confusion There are several colours to the rainbow but when the Bulls played the Highlanders it seemed that there only two - mainly blue but with some white dividing lines....
Clip 2 - 18 Feb 2020 - Law 6
Stopping Play Robbie Abel of the Waratahs throws into a lineout near the half-way line. Rob Simmons wins the ball for the Waratahs who move the ball to the right where the defence is...
Clip 1 - 18 Feb 2020 - Law 15
"Ball's Out" After Marika Koroibete of the Rebels scores a try, the Waratahs kick off to their left. Michael Wells of the Rebels catches the ball and is tackled by Micha...