Are refs just making stuff up?

January 4, 2013 9
It has long been suspected that referees are guessing when it comes to calls at scrum or ruck time, but blatantly making laws up as they go along? Given that I write quite a bit on the game of rugby I make a conscious effort every single year to brush up on the laws of…

TMO’s expansion to be trialed in CC

June 29, 2012 0
Proposals to extend the powers of television match officials (TMOs) will be trialled in this year's Absa Currie Cup, which kicks off later on Friday with the first of four matches in the new, eight-team Absa First Division. SA Rugby The trials will, amongst other things, allow referees to consult TMOs about incidents of foul…

Ref’s getting down and dirty

January 31, 2012 2
Referee's for once found themselves on the other side of the whistle as they tried to get a better understanding of the intricacies of scrumming. South Africa’s top referees scrummed against each and were given master classes from top coaches as part of a recently completed four-day training camp prior to the start of the…

Brussow adapting to laws

February 26, 2010 1
Springbok flanker Heinrich Brüssow is a lot more than just a fetcher and is adapting quickly to the stricter interpretation of the breakdown law. Jóhann Thormählen - Sport24 That is the view of Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské ahead of Saturday’s clash against the Highlanders. The effectiveness of fetching flanks at the breakdown is under the…

Makuena indiscipline might aid Cheetahs

October 7, 2009 6
The Cheetahs might receive a timely boost ahead of Saturday’s crucial clash against Boland all thanks to the indiscipline of their neighbours, Griquas and more specifically, their captain, Jonathan Makuena. The Cheetahs and Griquas are locked in a battle to secure the final play-off spot this weekend where both teams either need to secure some…