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International referees pay tribute to Uncle Paul

International referees, administrators and commentators shared their heartfelt tributes to the late Paul Dobson - a man who touched the hearts and lives of everyone he came into contact with.

South African referees Aimee Barrett-Theron, AJ Jacobs, Tappe Henning, Cwengile Jadezweni, Jonathan Kaplan, Marius van der Westhuizen, Mark Lawrence, Rasta Rasivhenge, Stuart Berry, Andre Watson and Jaco Peyper were joined by administrators SA Rugby Communications General Manager Andy Colquhoun and SA Referees Manager Banks Yantolo as well as Supersport commentator Matthew Pearce to share their fondest memories of Paul Dobson.

They were joined by New Zealand's Paddy O'Brien and Wayne Barnes of England in this moving tribute to an absolute legend. Read More

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Date for Guinness Six Nations 2020 restart announced

Further to the decision of the World Rugby Council on 30th July, Six Nations is pleased to confirm details of rescheduled fixtures for the 2020 Guinness Six Nations Championship...

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Referees to 9 August

We are well and truly in the business end of New Zealand's Super Rugby Aotearoa while Super Rugby Australia has reached the mid-point of their competition. By Moonsport....

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International referees pay tribute to Uncle Paul

International referees, administrators and commentators shared their heartfelt tributes to the late Paul Dobson - a man who touched the hearts and lives of everyone he came into...

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An aspiring international referee from St Lucia

Chantel John is a rugby pioneer and aspiring international referee from St. Lucia. As she balances her life as a police officer during the COVID-19 pandemic with her rugby aspir...

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Referees to 2 August

The Crusaders' unbeaten run came to an end in Round Seven of New Zealand's Super Rugby Aotearoa at the hands of the Hurricanes, while the Brumbies remain unbeaten in Sup...

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Date for Guinness Six Nations 2020 restart announced

Date for Guinness Six Nations 2020 restart announced

Further to the decision of the World Rugby Council on 30th July, Six Nations is pleased to confirm details of rescheduled fixtures for the 2020 Guinness Six Nations Championship. By Six Nations

Referees to 9 August

Referees to 9 August

We are well and truly in the business end of New Zealand's Super Rugby Aotearoa while Super Rugby Australia has reached the mid-point of their competition. By Moonsport.

International referees pay tribute to Uncle Paul

International referees pay tribute to Uncle Paul

International referees, administrators and commentators shared their heartfelt tributes to the late Paul Dobson - a man who touched the hearts and lives of everyone he came into contact with.

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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.

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Clip 1 - 21 June 2020 - Law 18

Clip 1 - 21 June 2020 - Law 18

In or Out The Hurricanes are penalised and Richie Mo'unga of the Crusaders kicks for the touchline on his right. The ball is descending when Chase Tiatia, the Hurricanes' full...

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Clip 1 - 5 June 2020 - Law 14

Clip 1 - 5 June 2020 - Law 14

Tackle Penalty Wales are under pressure, but their forwards control the ball some five metres from their goal-line, and Gareth Davies, their scrumhalf, kicks the ball downfield toward...

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Clip 1 - 9 March 2020 - Law 4

Clip 1 - 9 March 2020 - Law 4

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