SA Refereeing Panels for 2019
Banks Yantolo, the manager of South African referees, has announced the match officials' panels for 2019. There are few changes.
The Premier Panel is unchanged. Aimee Barrett-Theron is back on the panel after a successful 2018 in which she refereed Currie Cup Division 1 matches and in November refereed two Tests. He last match for the year was England vs Ireland at Twickenham, on a day in which Jaco Peyper refereed the match between England and Australia - two South African referees refereeing Tests at Twickenham on the same day, a unique occasion.
Stuart Berry, Quinton Immelman and Cwengile Jadezweni refereed PRO14 matches. Berry refereed the final earlier in the year when Leinster played the Scarlets in Dublin.
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Referees to 15 December 2018
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Match Officials for 2019 Six Nations
The Six Nations competition starts on 1 February 2019 when Wayne Barnes blows the whistle at Stade de France to start the match between France and Wales. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.
Referee Wynand Mans has died
Two men who became Springboks in the same year and retired to Onrus died within five days of each other. One was Gertjie Brynard, the other Wynand Mans, Brynard in Onrus, Mans in Hermanus. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.
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.
Clip 2 – 10 December - Law 21
Ball hits corner post from penalty kick Argentina are penalised just inside the Barbarians' half. Elton Jantjies of the Barbarians kicks to the touchline on his left, hoping to ge...
Clip 1 – 10 December 2018 - Law 16
Collapsing the Maul After Schalk Brits is tackled illegally, Handré Pollard kicks out for a line-out about seven metres from the Argentinian line. Brits throws in, Damian de Al...
Clip 6 – 12 November 2018 - Law 15
Adam Hastings, Scotland's flyhalf, collects a kick and runs forward. Justin Tipuric and Ken Owens of Wales tackle him. Cory Hill of Wales and Ben Toolis of Scotland make contact above...