Referees

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…

Craig Joubert incharge of Final

  Craig Joubert of South Africa has been appointed to referee the Vodacom Super Rugby Final between the Waratahs and the Crusaders in Sydney on Saturday, SANZAR has announced. It will be the third time that Joubert will referee the…

Q&A with Andre Watson

The past couple of weeks we saw a number of senior players and captains questioning almost ever decision on the field that the referees are making. We also saw the strike by EP Referee’s last weekend over the abuse that…