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Referees to 28 April 2019

There are finals in England, Spain and Ireland with all the tension that goes with them....

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Referees to 21 April 2019

There will a lot of focus on Ricoh Arena in Coventry and Aviva Stadium in Dublin for the Heineken Cup semifinals this weekend when the referees in the middle are Jér&ocir...

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Law discussion: a fair deal for defenders

Simply put, rugby football is about attack and defence. Win one of those and you are at least half way to winning the match....

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Referees to 16 April 2019

Paddy O'Brien moves the Sevens caravan from Hong Kong to Singapore this weekend, club competitions in Europe are heading for a climax, Super Rugby rumbles on, there are two...

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Law discussion: Sorting out replacements

The match between the Bulls and the Jaguares in Pretoria was decided in the last ten minutes. For the Bulls, it was suicide rather than simple defeat. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Referees to 28 April 2019

Referees to 28 April 2019

There are finals in England, Spain and Ireland with all the tension that goes with them.

Referees to 21 April 2019

Referees to 21 April 2019

There will a lot of focus on Ricoh Arena in Coventry and Aviva Stadium in Dublin for the Heineken Cup semifinals this weekend when the referees in the middle are Jérôme Garcès and Wayne Barnes.

Law discussion: a fair deal for defenders

Law discussion: a fair deal for defenders

Simply put, rugby football is about attack and defence. Win one of those and you are at least half way to winning the match.

Ref Replies

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.

Duty Ref 550 - Lourens van der Merwe

In his more active days, Lourens van der Merwe was a Test referee. Now he is more sedentary as a TMO. He was teaching at Grey College and the chairman of the Free State Referees' Society. Then he moved to Klerksdorp as the deputy principal of Hoërskool Wesvalia with plenty to keep him busy. But he is already involved in the Leopards Referees' Society and, bless him, he is always ready to answer readers' questions.

Duty Ref 549 - Marius van der Westhuizen

Just before heading off to Durban to referee a Currie Cup semifinal, Marius van der Westhuizen, a top referee, answers readers' questions.

Law Videos

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Clip 2 – 22 April 2019 - Law 18

Clip 2 – 22 April 2019 - Law 18

Penalty in Touch Warrick Gelant of the Bulls kicks the ball a long way downfield. Jade Stighling races downfield as Hamish Stewart, the Reds' fullback, races across the field. Ste...

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Clip 1 – 22 April 2019 - Law 16

Clip 1 – 22 April 2019 - Law 16

Knees on Ground The Chiefs go right in the face of the Blues' defence. Held, Anton Leinert-Brown passes to Brodie Retallick. He makes contact with Blues scrumhalf Jonathan Ruru an...

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Clip 4 – 6 April 2019 - Law 9

Clip 4 – 6 April 2019 - Law 9

The case of the obstructive scrumhalf Tate McDermott, the Reds' scrumhalf, puts the ball into a scrum and the Reds heel it. As the ball is making its way to the back of the scrum,...

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