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Referees to 5 July 2015

This week there is the Final of Super Rugby 2015, a match which promises to be a great one as two attacking sides meet with Jaco Peyper of South Africa to see fair play.

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Peyper for the Final

Jaco Peyper of South Africa has been appointed to referee the Final of Super Rugby 2015. He will thus be heading for Wellington, New Zealand for this great match.

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From players to referees

Former rugby players, Monty Dumond, Egon Seconds, Jacques Nieuwenhuis and Mpho Matsaung will take to the field as referees in the Academy Week.

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Craven Week

Referees for National Weeks

It's the mid-year schools holiday and that means the national weeks, a great opportunity for school players. It is also a great opportunity for referees to gain experience and tuition together.

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Super Semis Referees

SANZAR has made known the match officials for the semifinals of Super Rugby 2015 They are Craig Joubert and Glen Jackson.

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Houston for Final of U20 Champs

Will Houston of Australia will referee the Final of World Rugby's Under-20 Championship between England and New Zealand in Cremona, Northern Italy.

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Child Abuses Referee

It is not wholesome but not unusual for a rugby player to assault a referee. But when the player ins in an Under-12 match and the player is an 11-year-old it is unusual enough to be unique.

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Referees to June 22

The World Rugby Under-20 Championship has now reached semifinals in Northern Italy.

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Referees in French Finals

Pascal Gauzere referees his first Final in the French Championship on Sunday, the newest in a line of referees stretching back, war breaks apart, to 1892.

Referees to 14 June 2015

It's a quiet time at present - the quiet before storms break out with Tests all over the world and then the World Cup.

Referees to 7 June 2014

Europe has virtually closed down now as it moves into the joys of aestivation, but SANZAR's Super Rugby is becoming heated amidst the winter chill.

World Cup Officials Prepare

The match officials are having their first preparatory meeting for the 2-015 Rugby World Cup with a gathering at friendly Arcachon between the sea and the vineyards.

Referees to 31 May 2015

There are finals this week - always great but tense occasions which bring out the best in referees and the closest scrutiny of them.

Woirld Rugby on Dangerous Tackles

World Rugby, formerly the IRB, has sent out a memorandum intended to reach all levels of rugby on dangerous tackles.

Referees to 24 May 2015

Crunch time becomes more nerve-wracking with knock-out matches to find out who wins, cup or promotion, or who avoids or suffers relegation.

SANZAR 'axe' errant refs

APPOINTMENTS: SANZAR refereeing boss Lyndon Bray has pulled no punches over the poor standard of refereeing in recent weeks.

EP Club Players get Life

Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU) has banned three club players for lifeSARU applauds EPRU for life ban sentences given to referee’s assailants and SARU has priased them for it.

Referees to 17 May 2015

In Europe crunch time is on the horizon. It has two different components - being champions and being relegated. Crowning champions is joyful for some, bitter disappointment for others. Winning and losing a final immediately becomes history but the process of promotion or relegation has huge implications for the future.