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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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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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Referees to 19 November 2017

It's more of the exciting same this week as the teams from last week get shuffled. Again there will be big, enthusiastic crowds. Again the referees will be on their toes. By...

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Egon Seconds - Fast mover

Egon was slow to start playing and then raced ahead on a glittering path. He was reluctant to start refereeing and then flashed into international prominence in no time. By Paul...

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Law discussion: A made-up law?

The laws of rugby football are drawn up by a consortium of wise men at World Rugby, which is a name change for the International Rugby Board, founded in 1886, for the express pu...

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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.

WP Referees get Two Lifers

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.

Referees to 19 November 2017

Referees to 19 November 2017

It's more of the exciting same this week as the teams from last week get shuffled. Again there will be big, enthusiastic crowds. Again the referees will be on their toes. By Paul Dobson, Moonsport.

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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.

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Clip 4 - 22 November 2017 - Law 16

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Clip 5 - 22 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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