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Van der Westhuizen removed from Grand Slam game
Marius van der Westhuizen has been stood down from his role as an assistant referee for Ireland's Grand Slam clash at Twickenham on Saturday after World Rugby admitted they had erred in clearing him to attend an England's training session this week. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.
Two epidemics are much discussed in the South African media at present - listeriosis with its serious effect on health and sanctionary cards, mostly yellow, with their effect on the health of rugby football.
Referees to 19 March 2017
The focus will be on Twickenham on St Patrick's Day when unbeaten Ireland, already indisputable Six Nations Champions, come to play against beaten England. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.
Duty Ref 543 - Joey Klaaste-Salmans
When we have questions on primary school rugby and its laws we refer immediately to Joey Klaaste-Salmans, a schoolmaster and the energetic chairman of the Western Province Referees' Society.
Duty Ref 542 - Marius van der Westhuizen
Marius van der Westhuizen, one of the best referees in the world, has had a gentler time of late but now Super Rugby is upon him and a year that goes from February to December, here, there and all over the world.
Duty Ref 541 - Jaco Peyper
Rugby in South Africa is gradually moving out of summer sloth and getting ready for action. The same is true for referees, who will be heading off to their camp later this month with the prospect of fitness tests. Jaco Peyper, one of the world's best referees, is taking time to answer readers' questions.
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...
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...
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...