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SA Refereeing Panels for 2019

Banks Yantolo, the manager of South African referees, has announced the match officials' panels for 2019. There are few changes.

The Premier Panel is unchanged. Aimee Barrett-Theron is back on the panel after a successful 2018 in which she refereed Currie Cup Division 1 matches and in November refereed two Tests. He last match for the year was England vs Ireland at Twickenham, on a day in which Jaco Peyper refereed the match between England and Australia - two South African referees refereeing Tests at Twickenham on the same day, a unique occasion.

Stuart Berry, Quinton Immelman and Cwengile Jadezweni refereed PRO14 matches. Berry refereed the final earlier in the year when Leinster played the Scarlets in Dublin.

Egon Seconds refe...

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Match Officials for 2019 Six Nations

The Six Nations competition starts on 1 February 2019 when Wayne Barnes blows the whistle at Stade de France to start the match between France and Wales. It ends on 16 March 201...

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Referee Wynand Mans has died

Two men who became Springboks in the same year and retired to Onrus, died within five days of each other. One was Gertjie Brynard, the other Wynand Mans, Brynard in Onrus, Mans...

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Referees for CT Sevens, Day 1

Paddy O'Brien and his other carers looking after the Cape Town Sevens' match officials, have announced the match officials appointed to the matches on Day 1....

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Rasta Ends Great Sevens Career

Fhatuwani Rasivhenge, probably the best-known Sevens referee in the world, whom the rugby world knows as Rasta, has decided that the World Rugby Sevens Tournament in Cape Town w...

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SA Refereeing Panels for 2019

Banks Yantolo, the manager of South African referees, has announced the match officials panels for 2019. There are few changes....

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Match Officials for 2019 Six Nations

Match Officials for 2019 Six Nations

The Six Nations competition starts on 1 February 2019 when Wayne Barnes blows the whistle at Stade de France to start the match between France and Wales. It ends on 16 March 2019 when Paul Williams blows the final whistle of the Calcutta <Match at Twickenham.

Referee Wynand Mans has died

Referee Wynand Mans has died

Two men who became Springboks in the same year and retired to Onrus, died within five days of each other. One was Gertjie Brynard, the other Wynand Mans, Brynard in Onrus, Mans in Hermanus.

Referees for CT Sevens, Day 1

Referees for CT Sevens, Day 1

Paddy O'Brien and his other carers looking after the Cape Town Sevens' match officials, have announced the match officials appointed to the matches on Day 1.

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Duty Ref 550 - Lourens van der Merwe

In his more active days, Lourens van der Merwe was a Test referee. Now he is more sedentary as a TMO. He was teaching at Grey College and the chairman of the Free State Referees' Society. Then he moved to Klerksdorp as the deputy principal of Hoërskool Wesvalia with plenty to keep him busy. But he is already involved in the Leopards Referees' Society and, bless him, he is always ready to answer readers' questions.

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.

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Clip 6 – 12 November 2018 - Law 15

Clip 6 – 12 November 2018 - Law 15

Adam Hastings, Scotland's flyhalf, collects a kick and runs forward. Justin Tipuric and Ken Owens of Wales tackle him. Cory Hill of Wales and Ben Toolis of Scotland make contact above...

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Clip 5 – 9 November 2018 - Law 14

Clip 5 – 9 November 2018 - Law 14

Ross Moriarty of Wales breaks but Alex Dunbar (12) of Scotland tackles him from behind and brings him to ground. It is a tackle. Law 14.1: For a tackle to occur, the ball-carrier...

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Clip 4 – 8 November 2018 - Law 15

Clip 4 – 8 November 2018 - Law 15

Things happen quickly, and in this clip, the order of events is important. Hamish Watson charged ahead and was tackled by Gareth Davies with some help from Ken Owens. Ken Owens immedi...

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