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World Rugby´s Referee of the Year

Recently World Rugby held its gala awards dinner and ceremony in Monaco with Prince Albert and Princess Charlene and several famous players of the past. The Men's Player of...

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Seven NZ Referees Sign up Again

All seven of New Zealand's professional referees have signed up again for 2018....

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O´Keeffe´s NZ Referee of the Year

Ben O'Keeffe, a 28-year-old ophthalmologist from Wellington was named New Zealand's Referee of the Year at a function in Auckland on Wednesday evening. By Paul Dobson, M...

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Johann Steyn, from panels to presidency

On 14 November 2017 Johan Steyn became the new President of the Leopards Rugby Referee’s Society - the third one in three years....

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Six Nations Referees 2018

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World Rugby´s Referee of the Year

World Rugby´s Referee of the Year

Recently World Rugby held its gala awards dinner and ceremony in Monaco with Prince Albert and Princess Charlene and several famous players of the past. The Men's Player of the Year, Beauden Barrett, and the Women's Player of the year, Portia Wood man, announced as well as the referee of the Year. And the Referee of the Year was Joy Neville.

Seven NZ Referees Sign up Again

Seven NZ Referees Sign up Again

All seven of New Zealand's professional referees have signed up again for 2018.

O´Keeffe´s NZ Referee of the Year

O´Keeffe´s NZ Referee of the Year

Ben O'Keeffe, a 28-year-old ophthalmologist from Wellington was named New Zealand's Referee of the Year at a function in Auckland on Wednesday evening. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

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Duty Ref 540 - Lourens van der Merwe

Still an active referee, though he is lately more inclined to sit up in the TMO box than on his feet down on the field, Lourens van der Merwe was recently elected the chairman of the Free State Referees' Society, a man who has done much for refereeing in South Africa.

Duty Ref 539 - Jaco van Heerden

Jaco van Heerden is a busy man - husband and father, practising advocate and referee much in demand. On Sunday he was at Loftus Versfeld for a Currie Cup match and this week he is in Bloemfontein when the Cheetahs play the Blue Bulls. Busy though he is, he still has time to answer readers' questions.

Duty Ref 538 - Marius van der Westhuizen

Marius has been whizzing around the world and has just been in lush Nelspruit, but he still has time to answer questions from, readers.

Law Videos

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Clip 1 - 8 December 2017 - Law 17

Whose ball? Jonny Sexton of Ireland kicks a free kick high downfield against Argentina who are playing in black for some reason. Ramiro Moyano of Argentina catches the ball and is imm...

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Clip 2 - 7 December 2017 - Law 17

Whose ball? Ross Cronje of South Africa, kicks a high up-'-under, four South Africans chase it. Jayden Hayward, Italy's fullback catches the ball. Eben Etzebeth of South Afric...

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Clip 3 - 6 December 2017 - Law 10

Red card. Scotland kick off. Sean McMahon of Australia gathers the ball and charges forward. Simon Berghan (3) of Scotland tackles McMahon with help from Hamish Watson who stays c...

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