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It's Test time and a testing time for the top referees of the world as the North floods into the South. And Jaco Peyper is the referee to blow life into the June Tests. All will wish him well.
It's not a long list of appointments this week as competitions come to a halt in Europe and the Test window opens. Even Super Rugby has a rest and referees are drawn closer to home.
The excitement of the European championships are over but there is still a big Final in England and France is bursting with knock-out matches and Leinster will play their second Final in eight days when they play the Ospreys in Dublin in the Pro 12 Final.
The Dr EG Jansen High School first team rugby coach who shouldered the referee after a match and swore at him has apologised, Beeld reported on Wednesday.
The International Rugby Board was established to standardise the Laws of the Game and care for the Laws of the Game remains its first priority. At its meeting on Tuesday, 15 May 2012, the IRB and its member unions have approved trials on five possible amendments to the laws plus another three tests on regulations. The experiments include measures to speed up the game and also to give the TMO wider powers.
Twickenham is the place to be this weekend - at the Stoop where two French teams play and at Twickenham itself where two Irish teams play.
SANZAR have announced the referees appointed to Super Rugby in Weeks 13 and 14, the last two weeks before the recess for June Tests.
Dr EG Jansen, one of South Africa's top rugby schools, lost a match, after which EG Jansen's assistant coach charged into the referee from behind. Strong action against the coach is expected.
The European Rugby Cup (ERC) has announced that Nigel Owens will be refereeing his third Heineken Cup Final at Twickenham on 19 May 2012.
The IRB Sevens Series ends in Twickenham, there are knockout matches in the Pro 12 and the English Premiership and the last dramatic rounds for France's competitions. It is a nerve-wracking time for many.
It's a big weekend for Stuart Berry and Andrew Lees this weekend, for they will be refereeing their very first Super Rugby matches, both having enjoyed gradual introduction, including the IRB Sevens Series.
SA Rugby Referees have announced the referees for the knock-out stages of the Vodacom Cup - quarterfinals, semifinals and Final.
A poet called April the 'cruellest month'. For some it will be as the semifinals of Europe's competitions take place and inevitably there will be teams dropping out.
Recently we looked at scrummaging and its improvement in 2012 Super Rugby, seeking, as it does, to have the ball in and out 70% of the time without an intervening stoppage.
The match is 80-minutes long but the ball is not in play all of those 80 minutes. There are stoppages, and in fact the ball is rarely in play for even half the time.
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