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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 Dobson, Moonsport

The past four weeks of international and domestic rugby have highlighted some challenges within the match officiating processes in the game of rugby, in particular, the events over the past two weeks of super rugby.

SANZAAR CEO Andy Marinos stated, “Match officiating is a very important component of our game that undergoes continuous review to keep abreast of law changes and specific directives passed down from World Rugby.

"The performances of the guys in the middle and those on the sidelines, a...

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Referees for Sevens World Cups

The Rugby World Cup Sevens starts in San Francisco, California, on Friday, 20 July 2018....

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Referees to 22 July 2018

There are three big international events this weekend - the two Sevens World Cups in sunny San Francisco and the quarter-finals of Super Rugby in Australia, New Zealand and Sout...

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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 for Sevens World Cups

Referees for Sevens World Cups

The Rugby World Cup Sevens starts in San Francisco, California, on Friday, 20 July 2018.

Referees to 22 July 2018

Referees to 22 July 2018

There are three big international events this weekend - the two Sevens World Cups in sunny San Francisco and the quarter-finals of Super Rugby in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

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.

Ref Replies

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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