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Referees to 30 June 2019

There will be a lot of interest centred on Christchurch and Buenos Aires as Super Rugby charges into the semifinals with Nic Berry and Mike Fraser to referee them. By Paul Dobso...

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World Cup appointments & disappointments

Is there anybody in the whole wide world who has not had disappointments? The answer is no, for nobody at all has ever walked on earth and not suffered disappointment. It is a p...

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U20: Doleman to Referee the Final

James Doleman of New Zealand has been chosen to referee the final match of World Rugby's Under-20 Championship between France and Australia as the Jockey Club of Rosario on...

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Referees to 23 June 2019

Depending on hemisphere, it's either midsummer or midwinter. In midsummer, the weather has been working against the cricket World Cup. In midwinter, the weather was working...

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Match Officials for Super Rugby Quarterfinals

SANZAAR has announced the match officials for this weekend's four quarterfinals. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Referees to 30 June 2019

Referees to 30 June 2019

There will be a lot of interest centred on Christchurch and Buenos Aires as Super Rugby charges into the semifinals with Nic Berry and Mike Fraser to referee them. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

World Cup appointments & disappointments

World Cup appointments & disappointments

Is there anybody in the whole wide world who has not had disappointments? The answer is no, for nobody at all has ever walked on earth and not suffered disappointment. It is a part of the lot of man. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

U20: Doleman to Referee the Final

U20: Doleman to Referee the Final

James Doleman of New Zealand has been chosen to referee the final match of World Rugby's Under-20 Championship between France and Australia as the Jockey Club of Rosario on Saturday, 22 June 2019. 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 1 - 21 June 2019 - Law 9

Clip 1 - 21 June 2019 - Law 9

The Crusaders throw the ball into a lineout. Kieran Read catches the ball and comes to ground where his players bind tightly around him with Scott Barrett and Sam Whitelock on either side...

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Clip 2 - 20 June 2019 - Law 10

Clip 2 - 20 June 2019 - Law 10

Jackson Hemopo, the Highlanders lock charges. Scott Barrett tackles him and goes to ground behind Hemopo. A ruck forms on Hemopo, and the ball comes back to scrumhalf Aaron Smith as Barre...

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Clip 3 - 19 June 2019 - Law 10

Clip 3 - 19 June 2019 - Law 10

The Crusaders score, the Highlanders kick off, Kieran Read charges and Liam Squire tackles Read emphatically. Players gather and the ball comes back to the Crusaders. As it emerges, C...

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