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‘Rebels’ penalty try was a mistake’ – Bray


Brenden Nel from SuperSport.com reports that SANZAR referee’s boss, Lyndon Bray, admitted that the penalty try awarded to the Rebels in the last minutes of the game against the Stormers was an ‘honest mistake’.

The TMO – Fix it, or get rid of it


In the beginning of the year I wrote an article expressing my concern on the effect the extended power to the TMO will have in the game in this year’s competition – with some justification it now seems.

Ref’s appointed for B&I Lions tour


The countdown to the highly anticipated 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour to Australia has reached 70 days and to mark the milestone ARU and IRB today announced the men who will oversee proceedings.

The hit is a miss


This time of year rugby lovers (in the Southern Hemisphere) are forced to sit through the best Europe has to offer if they want their weekly rugby union fix and it has been interesting in some aspects to see what is happening up North.

Are refs just making stuff up?


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?

Refs for Super Rugby announced


SANZAR today announced an 18-man strong referee team for the 2013 Super Rugby competition.

Refs for Rugby Championship announced


South Africa’s Craig Joubert and Jaco Peyper were included on the list of eight referees that will officiated in the forthcoming Castle Rugby Championship.

Schoolboy knocks ref out


A high school rugby player is facing criminal charges after he knocked a referee unconscious during a tournament in Pretoria, according to a report on Monday.

SANZAR announce referees for first 6 Rounds of Super Rugby


SANZAR today announced the referee appointments for the first six rounds of the 2012 Vodacom Super Rugby season, kicking off on Friday February 24th.

More rugby experts slams IRB/Referees


There seems to be no respite for the IRB as opinions from respected rugby experts slamming the organisation and its referees continues to dominate Rugby World Cup headlines.

Inconsistency all around


Brenden Nel’s report on South African referees, Craig Joubert and Pro Legoete, being in hot water over their shocking decisions to red card Waratahs lock Pat O’Connor does little to ease the growing public sentiment that SANZAR’s referees body has lost the plot.

Ref’s for Boks RWC pool matches named


Wayne Barnes from England will be the referee in the Springboks’ opening game of their Rugby World Cup title defence against Wales on 11 September, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand.

Referee’s for Round 4


Given the criticism of referees in the last Round of matches, fans will be keen to know who is taking charge of their team’s games in the coming week – here they are.

Freestate referee assaulted


Police are investigating the assault of a Free State rugby referee whose jaw was broken in two places by a player during a game, the Volksblad reported on Thursday.

SA supply bulk of referee’s for Super 14


Four South Africans have been named among the eight-man core ‘merit’ panel of referees announced by SANZAR on Thursday to whistle the 2010 Vodacom Super 14 competition.