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Barrett-Theron, Van Heerden receive final honours

South Africa's leading female referee Aimee Barrett-Theron will add another big feat to her growing list of achievements on Friday when she becomes the first female referee...

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Referees to 22 October 2017

Europe enjoys its second week but in New Zealand and South Africa a lot of it is second last. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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New Boss for Free State refs

At the AGM last month, the Free State Referees' Society elected Lourens van der Merwe its new chairman. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Refs for November Tests

In November, the Test window is flung open and Test matches are allowed to happen - many of them. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Law discussion: Crotty´s try

The score between South Africa and New Zealand at Newlands on Saturday was 3-3 when a try was awarded to New Zealand, scored by Ryan Crotty. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Barrett-Theron, Van Heerden receive final honours

Barrett-Theron, Van Heerden receive final honours

South Africa's leading female referee Aimee Barrett-Theron will add another big feat to her growing list of achievements on Friday when she becomes the first female referee to officiate the SA Rugby U20 Championship final in Welkom.

Referees to 22 October 2017

Referees to 22 October 2017

Europe enjoys its second week but in New Zealand and South Africa a lot of it is second last. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

New Boss for Free State refs

New Boss for Free State refs

At the AGM last month, the Free State Referees' Society elected Lourens van der Merwe its new chairman. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

Ref Replies

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.

Duty Ref 537 - Lourens van der Merwe

Lourens van der Merwe, a science teacher at Grey College in Bloemfontein, is also a Test referee. At present, while refereeing actively, he is training to become a TMO. And he has time to answer readers' questions.

Law Videos

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Clip 2 - 10 October 2017 - Law 22

Double movement and all that. South Africa in red kick a penalty out for a five-metre line-out but instead of forming a driving maul they play the ball to the left. It comes to flyhal...

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Clip 3 - 4 October 2017 - Law 10

The timeline. South Africa, playing red for some reason, attack keeping the ball for a long period of play, going right and left over and over. Eventually they go left where Jan Serfo...

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Clip 4 - 27 September 2017 - Law 10

"Cynical." It is commonly used when referees produce a yellow card for an infringing player. Pumas are on the attack, close to the Blue Bulls' line. Kobus Marais of the...

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