It's the last chance to make the play-offs in some of Europe's leagues.
In a period of about four and a half minutes several things went wrong in the match in Palmerston North, leaving questions about the referee's actions.
Marriott, the sponsors of South African referees, have announced Marius van der Westhuizen as the Referee of the Month for March 2013.
It's semifinal time in Europe and in fact rugby in the North is heading for a climax all over the place.
The European Rugby Cup has announced the match officials for the semifinals of the Heineken Cup and the Amlin Challenge Cup.
Hugh Watkins of Wales, after 20 years as a referee, has severed his ties with refereeing after the Welsh Rugby Union suspended him for 12 weeks for being critical of a referee on Twitter.
Play-offs are getting closer in Europe with all the extra tension that goes with that - at the top and at the bottom of tables. That makes referees sharper as well.
The activities of the television match official have become increasingly obvious in Super Rugby, and the New Zealand Rugby Union has a short 'report/comment' on what has been happening so far.
The International Rugby Board has announced the match officials for the Sevens World Cups, male and female, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow in June.
SANZAR has announced the match officials for Rounds 9 - 12 of 2013 Super Rugby.
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