Referees

Was McCaw’s try legal?

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When McCaw went over the try line on Saturday to score what was the winning try, I turned to my friend and said that I do not think that is legal. My first reaction was that McCaw came into the…

André Watson’s employment terminated

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The South African Rugby Union (SARU) today confirmed the arbitration award that was issued by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to the effect that the employment of André Watson, the General Manager Referees, with SARU has been…

Referees´ Dispute

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Some members of the South African Rugby Referees Association (SARRA) are at loggerheads with SARU’s manager of referees, André Watson, and this has now come to a head at a meeting with an independent arbitrator. The result is that there…

Two SA Referees in World Cup group

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Two of South Africa’s elite referees, Craig Joubert and Jaco Peyper, have been named in an experienced 12-man referee panel to officiate at the Rugby World Cup in England, while Stuart Berry and Shaun Veldsman were named as assistant referee…

Steve Walsh retires from Rugby

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The Australian Rugby Union today announced international referee Steve Walsh has retired from all forms of match officiating with immediate effect to pursue business interests outside of rugby. The 43-year-old is a veteran of four Rugby World Cups. Walsh made his…

Van Heerden get Super Rugby promotion

Van Heerden promoted to Vodacom Super Rugby panel South African referee Jaco van Heerden has been promoted to the Vodacom Super Rugby panel and will join five compatriots in the competition this year, SANZAR announced on Monday. Van Heerden, a…

Joubert to take whistle in final

Craig Joubert will take charge of the Absa Currie Cup final between DHL Western Province and the Xerox Golden Lions at DHL Newlands on Saturday, with Jaco Peyper and Pro Legoete named as the assistant referees. Legoete has also been…

Kaplan happy with French referee

What a difference a week makes… by Jonathan Kaplan www.ratetheref.co.za  We saw 2 very good test matches, particularly the NZ v Boks game played in the Cake Tin. It was played at tempo for the duration of the match and…

Peyper admits he made mistakes

South African referee Jaco Peyper has admitted to a series wrong decisions he made during last week’s draw between Australia and New Zeeland. New Zeeland couch Steve Hansen, who requested a meeting with Peyper, told www.planetrugby.com, Peyper “put his hand…