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Barrett-Theron to officiate Women’s November Tests

Barrett-Theron to officiate Women’s November Tests

Posted on October 23, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Aimee Barrett-Theron, South Africa’s leading female referee, will officiate the season-opening Women’s November International between the USA and New Zealand in Chicago on Saturday, 3 November, after being named on the World Rugby referee panel for the biggest Women’s international season yet. Barrett-Theron has also been appointed to take charge of the Test between England […]

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Murray flies SA flag at Youth Olympics

Murray flies SA flag at Youth Olympics

Posted on October 12, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Ashleigh Murray will have the honour of flying the South African flag at the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina this weekend after being named on the eight member women’s panel. Murray, who earned her place on the 2018/19 World Rugby Women’s HSBC Sevens Series panel in August, touched down in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, with […]

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Murray to carry SA flag in HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

Murray to carry SA flag in HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

Posted on August 8, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

South Africa’s Ashleigh Murray, one of the country’s leading women’s referees, has been named amongst the 25 match officials from 15 unions for the 2019 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. World Rugby named the appointments for the forthcoming season on Tuesday. Rasta Rasivhenge, one of the most experiences referees on the men’s circuit, will continue […]

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Seconds appointed to referee U20 final

Seconds appointed to referee U20 final

Posted on June 15, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Egon Seconds will become the second South African to take charge of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship final when he takes the whistle in the showpiece match between France and England in Béziers on Sunday. Seconds will follow in the footsteps of experienced Test referee Jaco Peyper, who refereed the U20 final in Italy in […]

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Women’s referee panel kicks off season on solid note

Women’s referee panel kicks off season on solid note

Posted on February 20, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby’s women’s refereeing panel kicked off the 2018 season in Stellenbosch last weekend with a pre-season camp where they had a refresher course on the Laws of the game, wrote their annual exam and were put through their paces with a fitness test. The three-day camp marked the second year in a row that […]

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Murray to referee at Women’s World Series Qualifier

Murray to referee at Women’s World Series Qualifier

Posted on February 5, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Promising South African women’s referee Ashleigh Murray has been named as one of six referees to officiate at the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Qualifier in Hong Kong on 6 and 7 April in a big career boost for the 22-year-old. The referee panel for the tournament comprises of talented referees who are not members […]

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World Rugby Law Amendments Adopted for Vodacom Super Rugby

World Rugby Law Amendments Adopted for Vodacom Super Rugby

Posted on February 1, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Vodacom Super Rugby and the Castle Lager Rugby Championship will this season adopt the Law Amendments that were announced by World Rugby in July 2017, prior to the start of the 2017/18 northern hemisphere season, SANZAAR confirmed on Thursday. World Rugby approved the addition of these six law amendments to its programme of global law […]

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First woman included on SA Rugby referees’ Premier Panel

First woman included on SA Rugby referees’ Premier Panel

Posted on November 24, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Aimee Barrett-Theron has become the first woman to earn selection to SA Rugby’s Premier Panel of referees after she was promoted to the top tier of match officials, along with Cwengile “JD” Jadezweni, Stuart Berry and AJ Jacobs. It means Barrett-Theron (30), who recently refereed the opening match of the Women’s Rugby World Cup in […]

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Jaco Peyer to referee his third Currie Cup Final

Jaco Peyer to referee his third Currie Cup Final

Posted on October 24, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Jaco Peyper will referee his third Currie Cup Final in six seasons on Saturday when the Cell C Sharks host DHL Western Province at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban at 16h00. Saturday’s Final will also mark back-to-back Currie Cup Final appointments for the 37-year-old Peyper, as he took charge of the season-finale between the Toyota […]

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Barrett-Theron, Van Heerden receive final honours

Barrett-Theron, Van Heerden receive final honours

Posted on October 16, 2017  /  Issued by SA Rugby

South Africa’s leading female referee Aimee Barrett-Theron will add another big feat to her growing list of achievements on Friday when she becomes the first female referee to officiate the SA Rugby U20 Championship final in Welkom. The Griffons will line up against the Limpopo Blue Bulls in the clash, which will be hosted at […]

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