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Referees to 9 March 2015

The Six Nations has a rest this week before the final burst of two matches each. But there is a lot of enthusiastic rugby taking place, including the start of the NACRA Championship in the Caribbean.

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Remarkable referee dies

Before France played Wales at Stade de France on Saturday, France paid its respects to a remarkable referee, Bernard Marie who was 96 when he died.

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Time clarification

World Rugby has sent out a clarification of Law 5 by the designated members of its Rugby Committee. Such a clarification is not (yet) law but has the force of law.

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Deon in Shaun's Place

Deon van Blommestein will be flying to Dublin tomorrow to act as TMO in the crunch match between Ireland and England. He takes the place of Shaun Veldsman who is in hospital and who has great news.

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Veldman's Good News

This morning Shaun Veldsman is still in the Mediclinic at Stellenbosch but with uplifted spirits.

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Referees to 2 March 2015

The Six Nations is back in action this week after a week off and Super Rugby rumbles on.

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Veldsman stabbed

TMO Shaun Veldsman was stabbed on his way home to Robertson afte the Newlands match between the Stormers and the Blues.

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Kaplan: Some refs not so Super

The three Six Nations referees outshone those officiating in Super Rugby. That is the verdict of record-breaking former Test referee Jonathan Kaplan.

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Minumum Requirements to Referee

SA Referees have again sent out a reminder of the minimum requirements/qualifications for a referee to referee a rugby match in South Africa in 2015.

Referees to 23 February 2015

As the world recovers from its Valentine's Day hangover, there is only one Test match when neighbours meet in Amsterdam, the fun capital of the Low Countries.

Bray: 'Coaches driving attitude to laws'

INTERVIEW: SANZAR Game Manager and referees boss Lyndon Bray said coaches were driving the attitude to the laws and the application of the laws.

Referees to 16 February 2015

St Valentine's day is celebrated with roses, chocolates, sweet music and, hope against hope, a pleasant result, but this weekend it falls in the midst of a lot of tough rugby which is celebrated with combat, hard effort, harsh whistle and, hope against hope, sweet victory.

Laws for SA Primary Schools

SA Referees have announced the variation on the Laws of the Game as they will apply to primary schools in 2015.

Playing times for Schools

SA Referees have laid down the playing time for school matches, from high schools to primary schools.

On referee involvement in the fast game

Recently Super Referees for 2015 with administrators met in Sydney under Lyndon Bray, SANZAR's game manager, a portfolio that includes refereeing. At the end of it Bray spoke of the objective of producing a ‘high intensity, high octane’ game.

Peyper officiates the Bulls clash

SANZAR has announced the match officials for the first week of Super rugby, starting on 13 February 2015.

Referees to 9 February 2015

The Six Nations bursts into life this weekend. On Friday Jérôme Garcès of France will blow the whistle in Cardiff that gets the great tournament going.

Of appointments and disappointments

OPINION: rugby365's law guru, Paul Dobson, gives his view of referees who sometimes have an inflated belief in their ability.