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‘Rebels’ penalty try was a mistake’ – Bray

May 22, 2013
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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’.
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Posted in Disciplinary, Referees | 4 Comments »

The TMO – Fix it, or get rid of it

May 21, 2013
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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.
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Posted in Columnists, Laws and Technical Issues, Referees | 34 Comments »

Ref’s appointed for B&I Lions tour

March 28, 2013
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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.
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Posted in British & Irish Lions Tour 2013 | 1 Comment »

The hit is a miss

January 7, 2013
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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.
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Posted in Columnists, Laws and Technical Issues, Referees | 29 Comments »

Are refs just making stuff up?

January 4, 2013
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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?
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Posted in Columnists, Laws and Technical Issues, Referees | 9 Comments »

Refs for Super Rugby announced

December 19, 2012
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SANZAR today announced an 18-man strong referee team for the 2013 Super Rugby competition.
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Posted in Referees, Super Rugby | 2 Comments »

Refs for Rugby Championship announced

July 7, 2012
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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.
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Schoolboy knocks ref out

April 10, 2012
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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.
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Posted in Disciplinary | 39 Comments »

SANZAR announce referees for first 6 Rounds of Super Rugby

February 8, 2012
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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.
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More rugby experts slams IRB/Referees

October 21, 2011
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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.
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Posted in Expert Opinion, World Cup 2011 | 16 Comments »

Inconsistency all around

June 7, 2011
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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.
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Posted in Columnists | 21 Comments »

Ref’s for Boks RWC pool matches named

April 30, 2011
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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.
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Posted in World Cup 2011 | 5 Comments »

Referee’s for Round 4

March 8, 2011
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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.
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Freestate referee assaulted

May 20, 2010
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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.
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SA supply bulk of referee’s for Super 14

December 3, 2009
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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.
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