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Referees to 25 February 2019

AJ has a Super Rugby appointment! AJ Jacobs of South Africa, who was on the Super Rugby panel in 2018, has been appointed to referee his very first Super Rugby rugby match in To...

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Law discussion: Penalty try & yellow card

What the commentator, Justin Marshall, has to say may cause some confusion. It follows the penalty try and yellow card decision in the first half of the Super Rugby match in Auc...

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Referees for Europe´s Quarters

European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) have made known the referees who have been appointed to the Heineken Champions Cup quarterfinals at the end of March. By Paul Dobson, Moo...

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Referees to 18 February 2019

While the Six Nations have half-time, Super Rugby kicks off. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Peyper Referee of the Year again

For the third time, Jaco Peyper has scooped the Referee of the Year Award made by the South African Rugby Union, the 18th such award. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Referees to 25 February 2019

Referees to 25 February 2019

AJ has a Super Rugby appointment! AJ Jacobs of South Africa, who was on the Super Rugby panel in 2018, has been appointed to referee his very first Super Rugby rugby match in Tokyo. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

Law discussion: Penalty try & yellow card

Law discussion: Penalty try & yellow card

What the commentator, Justin Marshall, has to say may cause some confusion. It follows the penalty try and yellow card decision in the first half of the Super Rugby match in Auckland between the Blues and the Crusaders. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

Referees for Europe´s Quarters

Referees for Europe´s Quarters

European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) have made known the referees who have been appointed to the Heineken Champions Cup quarterfinals at the end of March. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

Ref Replies

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.

Duty Ref 547 - Marius van der Westhuizen

Marius van der Westhuizen, officially ranked amongst the top 18 referees in the world and a man who has refereed in many countries, sits down to answer some readers' questions before going off to referee the match between the Bulls and the Brumbies.

Law Videos

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Clip 4 – 21 February 2019 - Law 20

Clip 4 – 21 February 2019 - Law 20

The referee penalises Wales on the half-way line. Tommaso Allan, the Italian flyhalf, steps up to kick for touch. He stands on the halfway line and runs forward. When he kicks he is more...

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Clip 3 – 20 February 2019 - Law 14

Clip 3 – 20 February 2019 - Law 14

Conor Murray of Ireland kicks the ball downfield. Sean Maitland of Scotland catches the ball and passes it infield to Blair Kinghorn. Kinghorn runs downfield at the Irish defenders. J...

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Clip 2 – 19 February 2019 - Law 11

Clip 2 – 19 February 2019 - Law 11

Joe Carbery of Ireland bursts free and has a long run down the middle of the field. As Scottish defenders close in on him, he throws a long pass to his right. The ball reaches Keith Earls...

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