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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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Match Officials for England´s Warm-ups

England have announced the match officials for their 2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches which starts on 20 September 2019 when Japan play Russia. England's first match is...

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Referees for Pacific Nations Cup 2019

There are six countries taking part in the 2019 Pacific Nations Cup in July and August 2019 and all six will later be playing in the Rugby World Cup which starts in September....

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Referees for Pre-RWC Warm-up Friendlies

These are in essence match practices. The World Cup is then imminent and the teams will want to sally forth as well prepared as possible....

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Pre-RWC Referees - Nations Cup and Others

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Match Officials for 63 Pre-World Cup Tests

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 63 Tests. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

Match Officials for England´s Warm-ups

Match Officials for England´s Warm-ups

England have announced the match officials for their 2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches which starts on 20 September 2019 when Japan play Russia. England's first match is against Tonga on 22 September 2019. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

Referees for Pacific Nations Cup 2019

Referees for Pacific Nations Cup 2019

There are six countries taking part in the 2019 Pacific Nations Cup in July and August 2019 and all six will later be playing in the Rugby World Cup which starts in September.

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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.

Duty Ref 550 - Lourens van der Merwe

In his more active days, Lourens van der Merwe was a Test referee. Now he is more sedentary as a TMO. He was teaching at Grey College and the chairman of the Free State Referees' Society. Then he moved to Klerksdorp as the deputy principal of Hoërskool Wesvalia with plenty to keep him busy. But he is already involved in the Leopards Referees' Society and, bless him, he is always ready to answer readers' questions.

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Clip 1 – 1 May 2019 - Law 15

The Highlanders are on the attack. The Blues try to move away from the goal-line and win some extra space to exit comfortably. They are getting the ball back from a tackle. Scrumhalf...

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Clip 2 – 29 April 2019 - Law 20

Clip 2 – 29 April 2019 - Law 20

The referee is playing advantage as the Highlanders have the ball. Their handling goes awry and the ball is a good 20 metres back from where the penalty would be. The referee blows hi...

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Clip 3 – 25 April 2019 - Law 14

Clip 3 – 25 April 2019 - Law 14

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