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Referees for Africa Gold Cup

Eight South African referees will be heading into Africa from next month to referee international matches. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Burger Goes Citing in New Zealand

World Rugby has appointed Freek Burger of South Africa to be the citing commissioner at all three of France's Tests in New Zealand. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Referees to 20 May 2018

The most interesting appointment is that of Stuart Berry to a PRO14 semi-final. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Berry to referee Guinness PRO14 Semifinal

South Africa’s Stuart Berry has been appointed to referee the all-Ireland Guinness PRO14 semi-final between Leinster and Munster in Dublin on Saturday and will become the...

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Law discussion: Losing the ball and the TMO

The heart of this matter is losing the ball/not having control/knocking on. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Referees for Africa Gold Cup

Referees for Africa Gold Cup

Eight South African referees will be heading into Africa from next month to referee international matches. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

Burger Goes Citing in New Zealand

Burger Goes Citing in New Zealand

World Rugby has appointed Freek Burger of South Africa to be the citing commissioner at all three of France's Tests in New Zealand. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

Referees to 20 May 2018

Referees to 20 May 2018

The most interesting appointment is that of Stuart Berry to a PRO14 semi-final. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

Ref Replies

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.

Duty Ref 544 - Lourens van der Merwe

Lourens van der Merwe has had a great refereeing career- rising to Currie Cup, Super Rugby and Test levels. He is the 67th of 75 South African Test referees since 1891. He is now the chairman of referees in the Free State. And here he is answering readers' questions.

Law Videos

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Clip 1 - 8 March 2018 - Law 21

Clip 1 - 8 March 2018 - Law 21

Look at what the player did and what the law says. Then decide. Wales play England at Twickenham. England have just gone into a 12-0 lead when Wales attack . They go left near the Eng...

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Clip 2 - 6 March 2018 - Law 19

Clip 2 - 6 March 2018 - Law 19

No infringement but the referee stopped play. Rory Best of Ireland charges forward. Two Italian players, Alessandro Zanni (4) and Nicola Quaglio (1), grab Best, and the three fall to...

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Clip 3 - 5 March 2018 - Law 16

Clip 3 - 5 March 2018 - Law 16

Maul! Jayden Hayward of Italy kicks high downfield. Rob Kearney of Ireland leaps up and catches the ball. He immediately starts running to the left and passes to Jacob Stockdale on th...

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