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Competition Rules for Currie Cup - and Lightning

The completion regulations for the Currie Cup and other SARU competitions are written down, but may well be filed away and remain pretty well unknown, till suddenly something happens as happened in Pretoria on Saturday when the rain poured down in torrents and the lightning came closer. Then the regulations need to be known.

It was the lightning that was frightening on Saturday. But the well-prepared referee was aware of Regulation 5 below on the abandonment of a match.

Late in the first half, which became the only half, the lightning was getting closer. World Rugby advocates that a match be called off if the time between flash and thunderclap drops under 30 seconds.

But the referee in this unique Currie Cup match, Egon Seconds kept h...

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Law discussion - ball lost, try lost

There are only a few minutes to play. Toulouse are leading Bath by two points - 22-20. Freddy Burns kicks a penalty from slap in front. The ball strikes an upright and stays out...

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Competition Rules for Currie Cup - and Lightning

The completion regulations for the Currie Cup and other SARU competitions are written down, but may well be filed away and remain pretty well unknown, till suddenly something ha...

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Referees to 21 October 2018

The Currie Cup in South Africa has reached the semifinal stage with Marius van der Westhuizen and Egon Seconds to referee them. Division 1 has reached a final with Cwengile Jade...

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Referees for Both Sevens Series

World Rugby has announced the referees for their Sevens Series for men and women. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Referees for November Tests

World Rugby has announced the referees appointed to the 45 international matches to be played in November - 45 matches, 90 teams, 2070 players. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Law discussion - ball lost, try lost

Law discussion - ball lost, try lost

There are only a few minutes to play. Toulouse are leading Bath by two points - 22-20. Freddy Burns kicks a penalty from slap in front. The ball strikes an upright and stays out but fullback Burns gets a golden chance of redemption. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

Competition Rules for Currie Cup - and Lightning

Competition Rules for Currie Cup - and Lightning

The completion regulations for the Currie Cup and other SARU competitions are written down, but may well be filed away and remain pretty well unknown, till suddenly something happens as happened in Pretoria on Saturday when the rain poured down in torrents and the lightning came closer. Then the regulations need to be known.

Referees to 21 October 2018

Referees to 21 October 2018

The Currie Cup in South Africa has reached the semifinal stage with Marius van der Westhuizen and Egon Seconds to referee them. Division 1 has reached a final with Cwengile Jadezweni to referee it. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

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Duty Ref 549 - Marius van der Westhuizen

Just before heading off to Durban to referee a Currie Cup semifinal, Marius van der Westhuizen, a top referee, answers readers' questions.

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.

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Clip 3 - 28 September 2018 - Law 18

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Clip 2 - 26 September 2018 - Law 12

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Clip 1 - 24 September 2018 - Law 15

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