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Ex-players take up the whistle
Nothing beats experience, so the decision by two ex-national players to take up the whistle upon retirement is great news for refereeing in South Africa.
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Hennie with Gary, Georgina and Sam our visiting referees from London.
Clarification 2 2014
Law 9.B.1 9 (e) – Taking a conversion kick
Try scored - Player over dead ball line?
“Law 22.4. can a player score a try by being over the dead-ball line like he can when he is in touch or touch-in-goal?”
To this date referees have treated the dead ball line the same as the touch in-goal line.
A try scored by George North for Llanelli Scarlets against Cardiff Blues with Derek Bevan as the TMO got it spot on in accordance with that interpretation.
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IRB Clarification – Ruling 1 of 2014 (Law 12 – Knock-on)
Important Documents to Read
2014 Communication on BokSmart Compliance
Field safety standards around SA 5 September 2012
SARU Schools Rugby Age-Banding Regulations accepted 6 December 2012
Scrum Law Modification
JUNIOR REFEREES - Become a referee
Take a look at the youth referee development initiatives happening at Western Provice.
NEW Club Rugby Competition Format
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A legend retires
After 29 years, the curtains are closing on the career of Jonathan Kaplan, one of South Africa’s and the world’s most respected rugby referees.
Bellville Region Hans Radyn
Blazer Award Cwengile Jadezweni
Blazer Award Daniel Fortuin
Club of the Year Allandale Rugby Club
Div.1 Award Pierre Rogers
Div.2 Award Hans Radyn
Div.3 Award Willem Taylor
Div.5 Award Jannie Adams
Div.6 Award Henk Hagen
Div.7 Award Jonathan Fielies
Helderberg Region Wouter Olivier
Highest Exam Mark Pierre Rogers
Junior Ambassador of the year Andrea Maass
Junior referee of the year Jean Cloete
Most improved junior referee of the year Andre Schlebusch
Most Improved Referee Janizol Adams
Most promising junior referee of the year Sean Minnie
Most Promising Referee Nathan Barry
Overall Merit Award Hans Radyn
Paarl Region Jerome Leibrandt
Referee of the Year 2013 Marius van der Westhuizen
Referees Executive Award Joey Klaaste Salmans
SARU Most Improved Referee of the Year Marius van der Westhuizen
SARU Referees Referee of the Year Marius van der Westhuizen
Stellenbosch Region Divan Uys
Table View Region Jason Meiring
Willem Brits Award Marius van der Westhuizen
Wynberg Region Willem Taylor
Welcome to the WP Refs Society Website
The Western Province Rugby Referees’ Society is an affiliate of the Western Province Rugby Union.
It is responsible for the recruitment, training, grading and appointment of referees to all sanctioned games in the Province, primarily at club level but also to school games where possible. There is a huge demand for referees. In addition a host of school games – both primary and high school – also take place during the season.
- 160 league games take place each weekend
- 86 rugby clubs
- 12 000 registered players in Western Province
WP has a proud tradition of rugby referees.
- The WPRRS supplied the first person of colour to referee a test (Carl Spannenberg),
- the first woman to officiate in a test (Jenny Bentel) and
- the first Black African test referee (Louis Mzomba).
- At the beginning of the 2007 season almost 20% of the referees on the SA Panels were from Western Province.
Rugby relies on the availability of fit, well-trained and enthusiastic sportspeople who are willing to put something back into the game. If you’re interested in contributing to the well-being of rugby in WP why not contact the manager of referees and make an application to join?