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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.

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White card request

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SA Referees' Panels for 2015

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Referees to 2 November 2014

Craig Joubert is very much a wandering referee and this week he will be in Chicago when the USA play the All Blacks at the Soldiers Field, the home ground of gridiron club Chicago Bears.

Kicking contest 'bored' Murray

Connor Murray admitted it was a battle not to get bored with all the kicking in his side's 14-3 European Rugby Champions Cup win over Saracens.

On refereeing the Final

All referees who have refereed a Currie Cup Final will say that it was a, if not the, highlight of their refereeing career.

CC: Final referees 1939 to 2014

Craig Joubert is one of 26 referees to referee a Currie Cup Final since the first one in 1939.

Referees to 26 October 2014

It's a Final week - finals in South Africa and New Zealand. There is a semifinal in Australia's new competition. It is all exciting stuff with pressures on match officials, especially Craig Joubert and Glen Jackson.

Joubert gets the Final

Craig Joubert, arguably the best referee in the world, will take charge of the Currie Cup Final between Western Province and the Golden Lions.

Knock-out: In case of a draw

On this weekend there are three finals and six semifinals. In each of those nine matches there must be a winner. But what happens in the case of a draw?

Most bizarre TMO call

The Sydney prop who scored Rugby Union's first ever 'own try' says he's still a bit stunned by the refereeing howler that's gone viral around the world.

Referees to 19 October 2014

Europe's new competitions start with weekend with Nigel Owens to get the European Cup started on Friday while the Challenge Cup starts on Thursday with Ian Davies to referee.