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It's into the second round of the Six Nations. Wouldn't it be marvellous if this weekend's three match were all like the Ireland-Wales match? Interestingly all three of the referees in the Women's Six Nations are women - one of them from Spain.
South Africas top referees have just completed a four-day training camp prior to the start of the 2012 rugby season.
It's time for Six Nations to break out. January slipped away quickly and now it's Six Nations and its many heads. And the Sevens start up again with Round 4 in Wellington, New Zealand.
Referees in this season's Super Rugby tournament and southern hemisphere Test championship will have powers to put players "on report" for suspected foul play under a system being trialed in Rugby Union for the first time.
Following the usual pre-Six Nations meeting of interested parties in London on Tuesday, the IRB's referee boss, Paddy O'Brien was able to confirm that there would be no change of emphasis in refereeing in the Six Nations.
The hurly-burly of the Heineken Cup is suddenly over, quarterfinalists are decided and we are back to clubs as they fight for glory or to avoid ignominy.
It's a big weekend in Europe this coming weekend as it is the final round of the pool matches in the Heineken Cup and the Amlin Challenge Cup. The next step after this is the quarterfinals.
Big weekend in Europe this weekend as it is the final round of the pool matches in the Heineken Cup and the Amlin Challenge Cup. The next step after this is the quarterfinals.
Scrumhalves can be the bane of referees' lives. Watch them at tackles, hands in the air in indignant appeal when they should be picking up the ball and passing it. They are, it seems, part of a team's machinery to work on the referee, presumably to get favours for their side. Here we have a referee dealing with a talkative scrumhalf.
It's back to fun and games in Europe this weekend as northern referees zoom all over the place.
A forward pass seems such a basic part of rugby football's laws. Missing a forward pass can bring great scorn onto the head of a referee. It is seen as simple law, easy to apply.
The players of Europe continue to drag sore and soggy bodies into battle, and referees continue to arrive bright-eyed and perky at matches along with the battery of support that they have in many cases.
A referee often gets more flak when he is right than when he is wrong. Here are some incidents which passed without comment.
London Wasps are to throw into a line-out. They have scrumhalf Joe Simpson as a receiver. Hooker Rob Webber throws in towards the back where the second last player in the line-out, Richard Birkett, jumps for the ball. As he goes up Simpson moves from receiver into the line-out and lifts Birkett who wins the ball.
Scarlets play Munster in a Heineken Cup match at Thomond Park. Scarlets win the ball from a tackle/ruck and go left to where prop Rhodri Jones and lock Lou Reed are close to each other. The ball goes to Jones but Reed gets ahead of them. Jones drives into Reed's back as Damien Varley, Wian du Preez and Donnacha OCallaghan close in.
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