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Law Clarifications - 7,8,9 of 2014

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Ex-players take up the whistle

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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

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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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Law Clarification

IRB Clarification – Ruling 1 of 2014 (Law 12 – Knock-on)

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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

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JUNIOR REFEREES - Become a referee

Take a look at the youth referee development initiatives happening at Western Provice.

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Boksmart Dates

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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.

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Aimee Barrett Chairmans Award  IMG 3601

Aimee Barrett Chairmans Award IMG 3601

Andrea Maass  Most improved junior referee of the year

Andrea Maass Most improved junior referee of the year

Ashley Jacobs Div.6 Award IMG 3553

Ashley Jacobs Div.6 Award IMG 3553

Charles Van Rensburg Khayelitsha  IMG 3523

Charles Van Rensburg Khayelitsha IMG 3523

Craig Campbell Wynberg  UCT IMG 3522

Craig Campbell Wynberg UCT IMG 3522

Cullum Johnston Div.2 Award IMG 3562

Cullum Johnston Div.2 Award IMG 3562

Cullum Johnston Highest Examination Mark IMG 3525

Cullum Johnston Highest Examination Mark IMG 3525

Cullum Johnston Overall Merit Award IMG 3592

Cullum Johnston Overall Merit Award IMG 3592

Daniel Fortuin  Referees Executive Award IMG 3605

Daniel Fortuin Referees Executive Award IMG 3605

Eduardo Takacs Table View IMG 3519

Eduardo Takacs Table View IMG 3519

Elias Jacobs  Bellville IMG 3516

Elias Jacobs Bellville IMG 3516

Elias Jacobs Div.3 Award IMG 3560

Elias Jacobs Div.3 Award IMG 3560

Henk Hagen Div.5 Award IMG 3556

Henk Hagen Div.5 Award IMG 3556

Jean de Wet Most Improved Referee IMG 3594

Jean de Wet Most Improved Referee IMG 3594

Juan de Bod  Most promising junior referee

Juan de Bod Most promising junior referee

Le Eustace Beukes Most Promising Referee IMG 3595

Le Eustace Beukes Most Promising Referee IMG 3595

Marius van der Westhuizen  Referee of the Year 2014 IMG 3609

Marius van der Westhuizen Referee of the Year 2014 IMG 3609

Marius van der Westhuizen Willem Brits Award IMG 3607

Marius van der Westhuizen Willem Brits Award IMG 3607

Matt Kemp Div.1 Award IMG 3564

Matt Kemp Div.1 Award IMG 3564

Pieter Le Roux Stellenbosch IMG 3518

Pieter Le Roux Stellenbosch IMG 3518

Quinton Green Junior referee of the year

Quinton Green Junior referee of the year

Reinhard Koorts Div.7 Award IMG 3552

Reinhard Koorts Div.7 Award IMG 3552

Sara Raal Junior Ambassador of the year

Sara Raal Junior Ambassador of the year

Sinethemba Mrulwa Langa IMG 3521

Sinethemba Mrulwa Langa IMG 3521

Thistles RFC Club of the Year  IMG 3587

Thistles RFC Club of the Year IMG 3587

Thyron Pietersen Paarl  IMG 3515

Thyron Pietersen Paarl IMG 3515

Virgil Thornton Helderberg IMG 3520

Virgil Thornton Helderberg IMG 3520

Wayne Kearns Div.4 Award IMG 3557

Wayne Kearns Div.4 Award IMG 3557

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?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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