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CW: Kotze to referee final

Jaco Kotze of the Free State Referees' Society will referee the final match of the 2018 Craven Week when Western Province play the Sharks at Paarl Boys' High ground in Brug Street on Saturday, 14 July 2018.

By Paul Dobson, Moonport

He refereed the final match of 2012 Craven Week and has a spell on World Rugby's Sevens panel, along with, amongst others, Aimee Barrett-Theron who will referee the second last match between the Golden Lions and Boland.

Viv Richard Adams will referee the main match of the Academy Week between Western Province and Free State.

Tradition has it that referee appointments for the last day of Youth Weeks are done according to performance in the earlier days of each...

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SANZAAR Statement on Match Officials

At the conclusion of each season SANZAAR conducts a thorough review of its competitions and looks to continually enhance and improve the product for its stakeholders. By Paul Do...

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CW: Kotze to referee final

Jaco Kotze of the Free State Referees' Society will referee the final (last) match of the 2018 Craven Week when Western Province play the Sharks at Paarl Boys' High grou...

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Referees for Rugby Championship

The 2018 Rugby Championship starts in Sydney on 18 August and ends in Japan on 27 October. The referee to blow the whistle to start the championship is Jaco Peyper. By Paul Dobs...

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Referees to 15 July 2018

This is the last round of Super Rugby league system. It will decide who is heading for knock-outs. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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CW: Day 4 Officials

On Day 4, Thursday 12 July 2018, there will be five Craven Week matches and seven Academy Week matches. The appointments of match officials to the 12 matches have been made know...

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SANZAAR Statement on Match Officials

SANZAAR Statement on Match Officials

At the conclusion of each season SANZAAR conducts a thorough review of its competitions and looks to continually enhance and improve the product for its stakeholders. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

CW: Kotze to referee final

CW: Kotze to referee final

Jaco Kotze of the Free State Referees' Society will referee the final (last) match of the 2018 Craven Week when Western Province play the Sharks at Paarl Boys' High ground in Brug Street on Saturday, 14 July 2018. By Paul Dobson, Moonport.

Referees for Rugby Championship

Referees for Rugby Championship

The 2018 Rugby Championship starts in Sydney on 18 August and ends in Japan on 27 October. The referee to blow the whistle to start the championship is Jaco Peyper. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

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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.

Duty Ref 546 - Jaco Peyper

Jaco Peyper is off on Super Rugby duty, but still has time to do duty answering readers' questions. He does so from Brisbane while he was preparing to referee the match between the Reds and the Chiefs, which he refereed excellently.

Duty Ref 545 - Joey Klaaste-Salmans

Joey Klaaste-Salmans, a former top panel referee in South Africa, the chairman of the Western Province Referees' Society and our expert on primary school laws, answers a reader's question.

Law Videos

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Clip 1 – 9 July 2018 - Law 15

Clip 1 – 9 July 2018 - Law 15

The Sharks are attacking near the Lions' corner post. Tyler Paul of the Sharks flips the ball back infield into the hands of team-mate Jean-Luc du Preez. Du Preez charges forward...

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Clip 2 – 6 July 2018 - Law 11

Clip 2 – 6 July 2018 - Law 11

Javier Ortega Desio of the Jaguares is tackled and a ruck forms. Scrumhalf Gonzalo Bertranou stands behind the scrum with his foot at the ball, as scrumhalves often do, he pushes the ball...

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Clip 3 – 5 July 2018 - Law 11

Clip 3 – 5 July 2018 - Law 11

The Jaguares throw into a line-out. Under pressure, Guido Petti of the Jaguares knocks the ball back to his side. The ball is bouncing high and left wing, Ramiro Moyano, plays the bal...

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