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Two groundbreaking Women Referees

Referees Claire Hodnett and Joy Neville will both make history in men's matches this weekend. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Rasta in Mauritius

The rugby world knows him as Rasta. The dreadlocks are gone but the name stays. For one thing its easier to most tongues - and typewriters - than Fhatuwani Rasivhenge. By Paul D...

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Referees to 26 November 2017

For the most part, the international window will close after this weekend. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Law discussion: Yellow-card advantage

It is normal in rugby football for a team to get an advantage when their opponents lose a man to the sin bin. In this case, the opposite was true. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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WP Referees get Two Lifers

At the recent AGM of the Western Province referees' Society, two of its members were honoured with life membership - Doug Holwill and Alan Becker. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Two groundbreaking Women Referees

Two groundbreaking Women Referees

Referees Claire Hodnett and Joy Neville will both make history in men's matches this weekend. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

Rasta in Mauritius

Rasta in Mauritius

The rugby world knows him as Rasta. The dreadlocks are gone but the name stays. For one thing its easier to most tongues - and typewriters - than Fhatuwani Rasivhenge. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

Referees to 26 November 2017

Referees to 26 November 2017

For the most part, the international window will close after this weekend. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

Ref Replies

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 4 - 22 November 2017 - Law 16

Genia cunning. Australia attacks the Welsh line. They bash and bash. Scott Sio charges and is brought down by Taulupe Faletau. Other players join the action and a ruck is formed. The...

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Clip 5 - 21 November 2017 - Law 22

"Downward pressure." Wales are on the attack against Australia. The ball reaches Jonathan Davies who grubbers with his left foot towards the Australian line on his left, tow...

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Clip 6 - 20 November 2017 - Law 16

Kicking the ball when it's in a ruck. What ruck? Ireland playing in grey jerseys are on the attack against South Africa. Iain Henderson of Ireland charges forward but is brought t...

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