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Saracens' Springbok hooker Schalk Brits has been banned for three weeks for a dangerous tackle.
Sébastien Chabal, charismatic Racing-Métro forward, put on his suit and wrote a referees' exam - and passed!
In a conversation with the New Zealand Herald on Wednesday, referee Bryce Lawrence said he would not referee in South Africa if he received threats against his person. This follows the outcry in South Africa about his refereeing of the World Cup quarterfinal between Australia and South Africa, a match which he believes cost him an appointment in the 2012 Six Nations.
Saracens's Springbok hooker Schalk Brits has been cited for an alleged dangerous tackle in last Sunday's European Cup match against Benetton Treviso.
The Rugby World Cup is over and it's time again when laws will be changed. Looking after the Laws of the Game is the IRB's primary and most serious responsibility.
The Heineken Cup got off to a thrilling start. Any more of what happened in Limerick, Glasgow, Paris, Reading, Montpellier, Belfast and Gloucester and the sale of tranquillisers will soar. Any more of that will, in fact, bring the fans racing in and will bring out the best in the referees. It is one of a referee's best experiences to lose himself in a thrilling, knife-edge finish.
Europe gets moving this weekend and match officials will be flying all over the place. George Clancy, who started the World Cup, starts the Heieneken Cup.
Stuart Dickinson has just finished one of the greatest refereeing careers in the history of the game, and at 43 he moves to pastures new.
The Golden Lions were handsome winners of the 2011 Currie Cup when they beat the Sharks 42-16 at Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg on Saturday. We give some statistics for the match. Interestingly there was a low number of stoppages but also low 'Ball in Play' figure.
The International Rugby Board has announced the appointments of referees for the 2012 Six Nations which starts on 4 February 2012. There are two controversial non-appointments.
Southern lands have closed down and gradually the ambitious clubs of the north are getting their big men into action again, and the referees, too, are back home in action.
After taking some time to let the dust settle on the Rugby World Cup, Rugby Rugby Tom Billups re-visits the quadrennial event and after evaluating tackle contest, scrum engagements, the laws and their application and refereeing believes this Rugby World Cup one of the best.
George Clancy blew the whistle to start the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He will also blow the whistle to start the 2011-12 Heineken Cup, Europe's club championship. The European Rugby Cup has announced the referees for the first two rounds of the 17th Heineken Cup.
A reader on our website, Gleb Spivak , sent us an interesting email on Wednesday; which could just create some more post-World Cup controversy.
Suddenly, the World Cup has ended, and players and referees leave New Zealand. In Europe club matches resume and in South Africa the Currie Cup Final approaches with Mark Lawrence, recently retired from international rugby, to referee it, his second Currie Cup Final.
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