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Referees for U20 Trophy

  The pool matches in World Rugby's Under-20 Trophy tournament, taking place in Brazil, are over, and the play-offs take place on Sunday, 21 July 2019....

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Owens Starts 2019 Rugby World Cup

  World Rugby has announced the names of match officials appointed to the pool matches of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The man who will blow the whistle to start the first...

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Referees to 20 July 2019

The rugby championship starts in this crowded year with the World Cup just around the corner. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Referees to 14 July 2019

In South Africa, the great Currie Cup starts. The competition goes back to 1890 and has had the Currie Cup as its naming trophy since 1892. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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The Danger of Axial Loading

In London at the end of June 2018, World Rugby held a two-day conference at the end of which they issued an immediately effective law change to the front row of the scrum to avo...

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Referees for  U20 Trophy

Referees for U20 Trophy

 

The pool matches in World Rugby's Under-20 Trophy tournament, taking place in Brazil, are over, and the play-offs take place on Sunday, 21 July 2019.

Owens Starts 2019 Rugby World Cup

Owens Starts 2019 Rugby World Cup

 

World Rugby has announced the names of match officials appointed to the pool matches of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The man who will blow the whistle to start the first match of the World Cup is Nigel Owens of Wales.

Referees to 20 July 2019

Referees to 20 July 2019

The rugby championship starts in this crowded year with the World Cup just around the corner. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

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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 4 - 6 July 2019 - Law 19

Clip 4 - 6 July 2019 - Law 19

Scrumhalf at Scrum The Jaguares have a scrum five metres from their own line and five metres from the touchline on their left. Tomás Cubelli pouts the ball into the scrum and A...

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Clip 3 - 6 July 2019 - Law 19

Clip 3 - 6 July 2019 - Law 19

Scrumhalf at Scrum The Jaguares have a scrum 15 metres in from the touchline on their right. Tomás Cubelli pouts the ball into the scrum and Agustín Creevy hooks it. The...

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Clip 2 - 6 July 2019 - Law 19

Clip 2 - 6 July 2019 - Law 19

Joining a Line-out Joaquín Diaz Bonilla, the Jaguares flyhalf, kicks the ball into touch and Codie Taylor, the Crusaders' hooker is to throw in. The Crusaders line up with...

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