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Referees to 16 August

The Crusaders are Super Rugby Aotearoa champions, the Brumbies have been beaten and Premiership Rugby is back!...

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Kaplan and Pollock to lead referee development for Major League Rugby

Major League Rugby (MLR) have announced that the former South African test referee Jonathan Kaplan is to lead the appointment and development of match officials for the 2021 sea...

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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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Referees to 16 August

Referees to 16 August

The Crusaders are Super Rugby Aotearoa champions, the Brumbies have been beaten and Premiership Rugby is back!

Kaplan and Pollock to lead referee development for Major League Rugby

Kaplan and Pollock to lead referee development for Major League Rugby

Major League Rugby (MLR) have announced that the former South African test referee Jonathan Kaplan is to lead the appointment and development of match officials for the 2021 season. By RugbyReferee.net

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

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Duty Ref 557: Marius van der Westhuizen

With SupeRugby Aotearoa and Australia coming to an end Marius van die Westhuizen, while training and preparing for the upcoming local competition to start, answers some readers' questions.

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.

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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

Colour Confusion There are several colours to the rainbow but when the Bulls played the Highlanders it seemed that there only two - mainly blue but with some white dividing lines....

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