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George Ayoub, come forward, please

"And George Ayoub is the television match official tonight." By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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Referees to 24 September 2017

No Tests this week as Rugby Championship has a weekend off, but PRO14 steams ahead and there are starts to the competition season in Italy and Hong Kong. By Paul Dobson, Moonspo...

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Southern Refs in PRO14

This season the PRO12 expanded to become the PRO14 with the addition of two South African teams. Coming in with them are South African match officials. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport...

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Refs for European Matches

European Professional Club Rugby has announced the referees for the first round of matches in Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, starting on Friday, 12 October 2017. By Paul...

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Law discussion: Cards for the young

There is a lot of discussion about cards and their effect on the game. There are arguments for and against. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport....

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George Ayoub, come forward, please

George Ayoub, come forward, please

"And George Ayoub is the television match official tonight." By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

Referees to 24 September 2017

Referees to 24 September 2017

No Tests this week as Rugby Championship has a weekend off, but PRO14 steams ahead and there are starts to the competition season in Italy and Hong Kong. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

Southern Refs in PRO14

Southern Refs in PRO14

This season the PRO12 expanded to become the PRO14 with the addition of two South African teams. Coming in with them are South African match officials. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

Ref Replies

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.

Duty Ref 536 - Joey Klaaste-Salmans

Schoolmaster and former top referee, Joey Klaaste-Salmans is the chairman of Western Province e referees and, among other things, an expert on the laws that apply to schoolboy rugby, especially at primary school level. Here he answers a reader's question.

Law Videos

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Clip 5 - 16 August 2017 - Law 22

It's all a matter of positioning and good communication. Malcolm Marx of the Lions throws into a line-out. Kwagga Smith of the Lions goes high, catches the ball and brings it down...

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Clip 6 - 9 August 2017 - Law 6

The referee and his advisers. In the match between the Lions and the Hurricanes, the referee stops the game and calls to him Jaco Kriel, the captain of the Lions. The referee say...

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Clip 4 - 2 August 2017 - Law 17

Offside - at what? From a midfield scrum, the Hurricanes attacked down the left. Ruan Ackermann of the Lions tackles Ngani Laumape of the Hurricanes from behind. Ackermann and Laumape...

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