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Referees to 23 September 2019

It's here. Breath is held and then with a gasp the World Cup starts in Japan, and rugby becomes hectic again, as we tumble from one great fixture to the next, with top refer...

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RWC: After-match Discipline

World Rugby, formerly known as the International Rugby Board, is responsible for the Rugby World Cup about to start in Japan in all its facets from finances to fixtures and on t...

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Referees to 15 September 2019

It is the calm before the storm. There is not a great deal of activity on the rugby front this week as players huddle together in their teams before the World Cup storm breaks t...

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Law discussion - repeated infringement

The laws of rugby football are not exempt from common sense. There was a wise old referee who, in the days when rugby football had 22 laws, would quote Law 23 Commonsense....

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Referee Veldsman Calls it Quits

Shaun Veldsman, one of the big achievers amongst South Africa's referees has decided to call is quits on his involvement in refereeing. By Paul Dobson, Moosnport....

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Referees to 23 September 2019

Referees to 23 September 2019

It's here. Breath is held and then with a gasp the World Cup starts in Japan, and rugby becomes hectic again, as we tumble from one great fixture to the next, with top referees to help the headlong action that lasts to November.

RWC: After-match Discipline

RWC: After-match Discipline

World Rugby, formerly known as the International Rugby Board, is responsible for the Rugby World Cup about to start in Japan in all its facets from finances to fixtures and on to how the game is played. They have the duty of caring for the game, and that includes conduct in the playing of the game.

Referees to 15 September 2019

Referees to 15 September 2019

It is the calm before the storm. There is not a great deal of activity on the rugby front this week as players huddle together in their teams before the World Cup storm breaks the week after this.

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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.

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Clip 3 - 5 September 2019 - Law 5

Clip 3 - 5 September 2019 - Law 5

Water-bearer Removed An assistant referee makes contact while play is in progress. At the stoppage the referee goes back to the assistant referee who reports a water-bearer of abusing...

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Clip 2 - 5 September 2019 - Law 18

Clip 2 - 5 September 2019 - Law 18

Falling in the Line-out The Griffons throw into a lineout. With help from his fellows, Vincent Maruping (5) goes up high and catches the ball. He then falls to ground. The referee...

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Clip 1 - 5 September 2019 - Law 14

Clip 1 - 5 September 2019 - Law 14

"Double Movement" The Jaguares are on the attack, battering at the Griffons line. Going right the scrumhalf, Gregorio Del Prete passes to No.8 Santiago Montagner who is clos...

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