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A Refereeing First for Craven Week 2017

The Under-18 Craven Week is an annual rugby union tournament organised for schoolboys in South Africa. The 2017 week is the 54th. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Law discussion: comings and goings

On Friday night at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, South Africa A played the French Barbarians and there was debate bout numbers at the end of half-time....

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Referees to 2 July 2017

The June Test window is shut - well almost. There still are Test matches, notably in Wellington. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Five SA Referees to be Tested in Africa

Rugby Africa has released the fixtures and the match officials for its Gold Cup matches. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Beachcomber World Club 10s, Mauritius

It's not often you get to say that rugby took you to a tropical island. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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A Refereeing First for Craven Week 2017

A Refereeing First for Craven Week 2017

The Under-18 Craven Week is an annual rugby union tournament organised for schoolboys in South Africa. The 2017 week is the 54th. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

Law discussion: comings and goings

Law discussion: comings and goings

On Friday night at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, South Africa A played the French Barbarians and there was debate bout numbers at the end of half-time.

Referees to 2 July 2017

Referees to 2 July 2017

The June Test window is shut - well almost. There still are Test matches, notably in Wellington. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

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Duty Ref 534 - Jaco van Heerden


Jaco van Heerden is just back from Georgia where he refereed at World Rugby's Junior World Championship. Then he was in Soweto when SA A played the French Barbarians. Before that he was in Argentina and soon he will refereeing matches in Rugby Africa's Gold Cup in Kampala and Harare. This week he is just down the road in Bloemfontein.

Duty Ref 533 - Jaco & Jaco

Jaco Peyper's and Jaco van den Heever van Heerden, two legal men, are in Argentina on Super Rugby duty. They are happily answering readers' questions on the laws of the game. Peyper did the writing, Van Heerden the checking.

Duty Ref 532 - Joey Klaaste-Salmans

Joey Klaaste-Salmans, who is very active in the world of rugby refereeing, answers readers' questions on primary school laws..

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Clip 1 - 21 June 2017 - Law 10

The childishness of grown men. Richard Judd of the Provincial Barbarians puts the ball into a scrum. The Barbarians hook the ball, and, Just as Judd has put the ball in, Rhys Webb of...

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Clip 1 - 14 June 2017 - Law 21

Where's the mark? The referee penalises Ruan Ackermann of the Lions for playing the Stormers' scrumhalf Jano Vermaak who was standing behind the place of a post-tackle conflic...

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Clip 2 - 7 June 2017 - Law 19

Was this really surprising? Harold Vorster of the Lions has the ball but the Stormers centres, EW Viljoen and Daniel du Plessis, combine to shove him into touch, giving the Stormers t...

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