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Aimee Goes to Europe

World Rugby has announced the match officials for the women's Six Nations in 2020. One of them is Aimee Barrett-Theron who is down to referee in France and Ireland....

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Referees to 15 December 2015

World Rugby moves its Sevens party from Dubai to Cape Town this week, and in European Professional Club Rugby we have the repeat of last week's matches but at the "othe...

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Referees for Six Nations

Six Nations Rugby has announced the appointment of referees to the 15 2020 Six Nations Championship's matches. The championship starts when Luke Pearce blows the whistle to...

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Referees to 8 December 2019

Christmas is coming, and there is lots of noise about it, but, it seems, as the noise level rises, the sound of whistles goes softer. There are no Tests for seniors, men or wome...

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SA Rugby confirms Match Official Panels for 2020

The SA Rugby Match Official Panels for 2020 were confirmed on Thursday, with 27 referees named on the National Panel, including Aimee Barrett-Theron, who handled two First Divis...

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Aimee Goes to Europe

Aimee Goes to Europe

World Rugby has announced the match officials for the women's Six Nations in 2020. One of them is Aimee Barrett-Theron who is down to referee in France and Ireland.

Referees to 15 December 2015

Referees to 15 December 2015

World Rugby moves its Sevens party from Dubai to Cape Town this week, and in European Professional Club Rugby we have the repeat of last week's matches but at the "other" venue.

Referees for Six Nations

Referees for Six Nations

Six Nations Rugby has announced the appointment of referees to the 15 2020 Six Nations Championship's matches. The championship starts when Luke Pearce blows the whistle to start the ,match between Ireland and Wales in Dublin.

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Duty ref 555

We have a question which suits an incident in the Rugby World Cup semifinal between South Africa and Wales in Yokohama on Sunday.

Duty Rerf 554: Marius van der Westhuizen

It seems there is no more offseason, not with all that's going on in Japan at the World Cup. Refereeing at the World Cup has been the subject of criticism and even anger. Marius van der Wewsthuizen is not there, but at home, having a break and using some time to answer readers' questions.

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.

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Clip 3 - 4 November 2019 - Law 8

Clip 3 - 4 November 2019 - Law 8

Tee Timing The referee penalises Jacob Stockdale of Ireland for a deliberate knock-on. There is a lapse of time while Garry Ringrose goes off with bleeding from his brow and his place...

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Clip 2 - 4 November 2019 - Law 19

Clip 2 - 4 November 2019 - Law 19

Up and Under and unplayable - Whose ball is it? Handré Pollard of South Africa kicks high. Inside the English half, Makazole Mapimpi of South Africa and Elliot Daly of England...

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Clip 1 - 4 November 2019 - Law 18

Clip 1 - 4 November 2019 - Law 18

Whose Ball? CLIP 1 The referee penalises Mako Vunipola of England at a scrum and Handré Pollard of South Africa kicks the penalty down to the touchline on his right. Jonny...

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