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Aimee in New Zealand

Aimee Barrett-Theron is back home after her intercontinental refereeing. In the ;last two months, she has refereed in California (two Tests), Johannesburg, Cape Town and, just l...

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Referees for Both Sevens Series

World Rugby has announced the 26 referees from 15 different countries for the 2019-20 Men and Women's Series. There have been 13 referees appointed to each group....

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Law 3: Temporary Replacements – Amendments

World Rugby, which was previously called the International Rugby Board, has the primary task of making and formulating the laws of the game. From time to time it makes clarifica...

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Referees to 25 August 2019

There are several warm-up matches for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, three of them involving World Cup participants. Referee Jaco Peyper was in Auckland, New Zealand, last week and t...

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Rasta Heads North

Recently, Rasta Rasivhenge, one of South Africa's top referees with a world of experience behind himn, accepted an invitation to take an active part in a camp arranged by th...

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Aimee in New Zealand

Aimee in New Zealand

Aimee Barrett-Theron is back home after her intercontinental refereeing. In the ;last two months, she has refereed in California (two Tests), Johannesburg, Cape Town and, just last Saturday, Auckland, New Zealand. She is home again and tells us of her Eden Park experience.

Referees for Both Sevens Series

Referees for Both Sevens Series

World Rugby has announced the 26 referees from 15 different countries for the 2019-20 Men and Women's Series. There have been 13 referees appointed to each group.

Law 3: Temporary Replacements – Amendments

Law 3: Temporary Replacements – Amendments

World Rugby, which was previously called the International Rugby Board, has the primary task of making and formulating the laws of the game. From time to time it makes clarifications of the laws and also amendments to the laws.

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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 1 - 21 August 2019 - Law 9

Clip 1 - 21 August 2019 - Law 9

Argentina are putting the ball through short phases which are not advancing. Marcos Kremer has the ball and is tackled by Schalk Brits and Vincent Koch. He falls to ground and a tackle-ru...

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Clip 2 - 19 August 2019 - Law 12

Clip 2 - 19 August 2019 - Law 12

It's the start of the second half of the Bledisloe Cup match played at Eden Park in Auckland. Beauden Barrett of New Zealand kicks off to start the match. It is a short-kick off, boun...

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Clip 1 - 2 August 2019 - Law 14

Clip 1 - 2 August 2019 - Law 14

George Whitehead, the Griquas flyhalf, kicks ahead into the Blue Bulls 22. Manie Libbok (10) of the Blue Bulls gets the ball, evades Whitehead and races up the touchline on his right. Wil...

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