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Referees to 21 January 2018

It's the last round of pool play in Rugby Europe's club competitions. The next stage will be the cruel knock-outs....

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Australian Referees´ Panels Announced

Rugby Australia announced the top level of their refereeing personnel ahead of the imminent two-day camp to be held in Manly....

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NZ Women Referees get to the Top

For the first time, women referees have been included in New Zealand's top panels - two in the National Squad and Four in the Wider Training Group. ...

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Referees to 14 January 2018

It's European competition again - the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup. And there is just one PRO14 match. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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EPCR referees for Rounds 5 & 6

European Professional Rugby has made 40 referee appointments to Rounds 5 and 6 of the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Referees to 21 January 2018

Referees to 21 January 2018

It's the last round of pool play in Rugby Europe's club competitions. The next stage will be the cruel knock-outs.

Australian Referees´ Panels Announced

Australian Referees´ Panels Announced

Rugby Australia announced the top level of their refereeing personnel ahead of the imminent two-day camp to be held in Manly.

NZ Women Referees get to the Top

NZ Women Referees get to the Top

For the first time, women referees have been included in New Zealand's top panels - two in the National Squad and Four in the Wider Training Group. 

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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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