Referees

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…

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…

Back to Business for EPRU Referees

The Eastern Province Rugby Referees Society will return to adjudicating Eastern Province Rugby Union club matches from today, after EPRU cancelled all club games last weekend over the poor treatment of referees. Eastern Province Rugby Union President, Cheeky Watson, confirmed…

Refs ‘go on strike’ in EP

The Eastern Province Referees’ Society informed their union that they would not be providing referees to club matches for this coming Saturday because of the unpleasant treatment of referees at club matches. – Rugby365 The Union discussed the matter and…

Robotic refereeing ruins rugby

In the wake of Canadian Jebb Sinclair’s controversial red card, we ask whether today’s referees possess true empathy for the game. “If that’s a penalty, then rugby’s gone soft.” “But of course you have to penalise an elbow to the…