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Referees to 21 September 2014

As spring breaks out in the southern hemisphere and autumn closes in in the north, there are no Test matches but lots of other activities in south and north.

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Hansen: 'Rip up the rule book'

All Black coach Steve Hansen called for Rugby Union to "rip up the rule book" and simplify its laws after a string of officiating blunders.

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Referees to 14 September 2014

New Zealand are now top of the Rugby Championship and renew their ancient rivalry with South Africa for top dog in the rugby world with Jérôme Garcès to referee the match, hopefully without controversy.

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Referees to 31 August 2014

The Rugby Championship has a bye but provincial competitions in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and the professional competitions in France race ahead. And everywhere there are highly trained referees doing their best.

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Referees to 24 August 2014

It is the second round of The Rugby Championship and SANZAR will be hoping for much better weather than was experienced in Sydney and Pretoria in the first round.

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Perret to ref Final

Amy Perrett of Australia has been appointed to referee the Final of the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris on Saturday.

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Referees to 17 August 2014

The Rugby Championship kicks off in Sydney with Wallabies against All Blacks which doubles as a Bledisloe Cup match. And in Pretoria the Springboks play the determined Pumas. The referees are Jaco Peyper and Johnny Lacey.

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Marlize on the Way Back

Marlize Jordaan of South Africa, appointed as a referee to the Women's Rugby World Cup has been out injured with damage to her ankle ligaments but she is nudging her way back

Still no Marlize

Marlize Jordaan remains on the injured list for the appointment of referees to Round 3 of the Women's World Cup taking place in Paris.

Referees to 9 August 2014

Super Rugby has rushed to its Final and it was a glorious Final in Sydney - great crowd, weather and match as two teams ran at each other. And Craig Joubert was there to referee it.

Referees for WRWC

Marlize Jordaan of South Africa was to have refereed the opening match at the Women's World Cup to start at Marcoussis in Paris on Friday, 1 August 2014.

Dead-ball as for touch-in-goal

The IRB has spoken and for purposes of deciding about in in-goal or not, the dead-ball line is to be treated as the touch-in-goal line.

Super finals' referees

It's the 22nd Super Rugby Final this weekend and, for the third time, Craig Joubert is the referee.

Referees to 2 August 2014

It's the Final of 2014's Super Rugby. That's a big match this week and Craig Joubert's is down to referee it.

Joubert for Super Final

For the second year in a row Craig Joubert of South Africa has been appointed to referee the Super Rugby Final.

Commonwealth Games Referees

Rasta Rasivhenge of South Africa will blow the whistle to get the Commonwealth Games Sevens started in Glasgow when New Zealand play Canada.

Referees to 27 July 2014

There are no Tests this week but that is just for this week. But there are the semifinals of Super Rugby, one in Sydney and one in Christchurch. They are top matches.