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- Clarification 4 – “Body rolls vs. Head rolls” at the ruck – dangerous play and what is allowed and what not and tackled player shifting body position.
- Clarification 5 – HIA (head injury assessment) – clarifies the question of returning on to the field and covers the eventuality of a card being issued to the temporary replacement of the player being assessed for head injury and when/if the temporary replacement can kick at goal.
- Clarification 6 – Advantage applicable for an incorrect 22 drop out taken.
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.
Aimee Barrett Chairmans Award IMG 3601
Andrea Maass Most improved junior referee of the year
Ashley Jacobs Div.6 Award IMG 3553
Charles Van Rensburg Khayelitsha IMG 3523
Craig Campbell Wynberg UCT IMG 3522
Cullum Johnston Div.2 Award IMG 3562
Cullum Johnston Highest Examination Mark IMG 3525
Cullum Johnston Overall Merit Award IMG 3592
Daniel Fortuin Referees Executive Award IMG 3605
Eduardo Takacs Table View IMG 3519
Elias Jacobs Bellville IMG 3516
Elias Jacobs Div.3 Award IMG 3560
Henk Hagen Div.5 Award IMG 3556
Jean de Wet Most Improved Referee IMG 3594
Juan de Bod Most promising junior referee
Le Eustace Beukes Most Promising Referee IMG 3595
Marius van der Westhuizen Referee of the Year 2014 IMG 3609
Marius van der Westhuizen Willem Brits Award IMG 3607
Matt Kemp Div.1 Award IMG 3564
Pieter Le Roux Stellenbosch IMG 3518
Quinton Green Junior referee of the year
Reinhard Koorts Div.7 Award IMG 3552
Sara Raal Junior Ambassador of the year
Sinethemba Mrulwa Langa IMG 3521
Thistles RFC Club of the Year IMG 3587
Thyron Pietersen Paarl IMG 3515
Virgil Thornton Helderberg IMG 3520
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?