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CC: 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, even those who have refereed Test matches. And this week it's Craig Joubert.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Eighteen-month ban for ref abuse

The Golden Lions Rugby Union has slapped a hefty ban on a player for 'blatant disrespect' of a match official.

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Rasta leaves SA shores

South African referee Rasta Rasivhenge has left South African shores and will be based in Brisbane, with the approval of SA Referees.

Morrison Back in the Saddle

Ed Morrison, one of rugby's great referees and England's former refereeing boss, is back. PRO12 Rugby has appointed him as a refereeing consultant.

Gold Coast Match Officials

It is the opening match of the IRB's Sevens Series in Gold Coast, Australia, this weekend. The appointments of match officials for Day 1 are made known.

Referees for 37 November Tests

The International Rugby Board has appointed referees for the November Tests, starting on November 1 and ending on November 29.

Referees to 12 October 2014

This weekend there is a World Cup qualifier in Montevideo, the second and decisive leg between Uruguay and Russia and two competitions get going - CONSUR's South American C Championship and the Americas Championship for national A/B teams.

Davies, Owens start new competitions

The referees have been appointed to the brand new European Champions and Challenge Cup. Tow Welshmen get the competitions going - Ian Davies in the Challenge Cup and Nigel Owens in the Champions Cup.

Young referee goes to Paris

Jaco van Heerden, a young referee who has made great strides this year, is overjoyed at the news that he is to head for France on Thursday to referee two club matches, the first South African referee to referee such matches.

Referee to 5 October 2014

It's the last round of SANZAR's rugby championship but, never fear, there will be Tests, this time in Europe.

Bounty on a referee's head

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: An age-group player recently put a price on a referee's head - R1 000 to any player who tackles the match official.

Referees to 28 September 2014

Tests are back this week with the fifth round of SANZAR's Rugby championship and the first leg of the World Cup qualifiers between in Russia and Uruguay with George Clancy of Ireland to help the game along.