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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.
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
Simply put, rugby football is about attack and defence. Win one of those and you are at least half way to winning the match.
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.
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,...
Clip 3 – 6 April 2019 - Law 16
Tackle or Maul The Lions have the ball. From a tackle/ruck, Wilhelm van der Sluys of the Lions passes to prop Sithembiso Sithole. Luke Stringer of the Sharks grabs Sithole who lowers...
Clip 2 – 6 April 2019 - Law 11
Law by popular acclaim? Makazole Mapimpi of the Sharks scores a try, the conversion is missed and Elton Jantjies kicks off for the Lions. He kicks long to where Jacques Vermeulen of t...