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.
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.
INTERVIEW: SANZAR Game Manager and referees boss Lyndon Bray said coaches were driving the attitude to the laws and the application of the laws.
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.
SA Referees have announced the variation on the Laws of the Game as they will apply to primary schools in 2015.
SA Referees have laid down the playing time for school matches, from high schools to primary schools.
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.
SANZAR has announced the match officials for the first week of Super rugby, starting on 13 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.
OPINION: rugby365's law guru, Paul Dobson, gives his view of referees who sometimes have an inflated belief in their ability.
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