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Referees to 21 December 2014

It's time for families to draw closer as Christmas comes and a time for rugby's social unit, the clubs, to have their time to come together. There are no Tests this weekend - just clubs in action.

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Referees for PE Knock-outs

World Rugby's Sevens Series enters its knock-out stage on Sunday with the quarterfinals of the cup and the bowl. Referees have been appointed to these matches and the appointments to semifinals and then the finals will depend on what happens in the quarterfinals.

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Referees for PE 7s

The third round of the 2014-15 World Rugby Sevens Series starts in Port Elizabeth this weekend and the match officials have been appointed to each match.

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Four SA refs for Six Nations

World Rugby, the new name for the IRB, has announced the names of the match officials for the 2015 Six Nations including four South Africans.

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Referees to 14 December 2015

As Christmas hurries closer, the centre of refereeing attention this weekend is Sevens in Port Elizabeth and in Europe's club rugby, the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup, and the British & Irish Cup.

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Refs for Women's 6 Nations 2015

World Rugby has announced the referees for the Women's Six Nations, which, like the men's Six Nations, starts on 6 February 2015 and the same countries take part as in the men's competition.

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Referees to 7 December 2014

It seems strange after the Test-crammed month of November that there are no Tests at all in December, not that there is a rugby hiatus.

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Three More Law Clarifications

World Rugby ( formerly the International Rugby Board, née the International Rugby Football Board), rugby's statutory body, has issued three new clarifications of laws.

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European Rugby's referees

European Professional Club Rugby have announced the referees for Rounds 3 & 4 of the European Cup and the Challenge Cupth

Lacey continues rise with Bok match

John Lacey of Ireland is continuing his remarkable progress in the top refereeing world, this time appointed to the match at Millennium Stadium.

White card request

In 2015 the Varsity Cup matches which are broadcast on television, will bring back the white card allowing a referee review.

Peyper at Twickers; French ref for SA

It is Jaco Peyper's turn to be at Twickenham this week, while Glen Jackson has the big one in Dublin.

Walsh gets big Twickers game

There are more Tests in this, the third, week of November's 'window' - the main ones at Twickenham and Stade de France.

Racing's ref-basher banned

Racing Metro backline coach Laurent Labit has been handed a 15-week ban for his disparaging comments against the referee in his side's loss against Stade Francais.

SA Referees' Panels for 2015

The SA Rugby Referees' Association has made known the panels for 2015. There are changes.

Poite to officiate the Boks

Tests! Tests galore. The invasion of the North is in full swing this weekend with all of the top ten nations on the IRB's ranking list in action, in fact 19 of the top 20.

New Appointment for Hoffman

In a joint venture between the Australian Rugby Union and Queensland Rugby, Rohan Hoffman has been appointed the match officials development manager for Queensland.

Marius Jonker bows out

Marius Jonker, one of the top referees in the world in his time, has decided refereed his last in the big arena of South African rugby.