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  1. Uncontested Scrums

    Guys i wonder if someone can help me. As a coach we have just played today and have a question or two on the Uncontested Scrum rulings/laws.

    We had forward dominance at scrums and open play, lineout was working well and their "replacement" prop committed an infringement causing him to be shown a yellow card.

    At the next scrum they opted for uncontested scrums stating they had no replacements on the bench who were qualified or fit to take the field.
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  2. Sam Warburton’s Red Card – The Ref Zone’s Verdict

    ENS has just been appointed by The Ref Zone – and given that we have just witnessed one of the most controversial decisions in world rugby, we thought a few words from its Director Rowly Williams may help shed some light on the issue…

    “The IRB was leaving no margin for error when it came to this World Cup; its Law Book is clear and nine months prior to kick off a clarification and reminder via the rulings committee were dispatched. The week prior to the tournament the Elite Referee ...
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  3. Fall Season 2011

    I've decided to start a blog about each game I ref and take any comments on how to improve. Hopefully I can keep track of the stats and post them as well.

    Match Date: 17Sept2011
    I had a men's club match and for the first league match of the year, my expectations for the teams was a little bit higher. I do feel that this had some impact on how I refereed the match, but I don't know how to gauge the impact.

    Each team had their problems, ball was extremely slow ...
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  4. Danie Rossouw's World Cup Diary - September 16rd 2011

    Disclaimer - This comes from a friend, so not my writing, but too good not to pass on.

    16 September 2011:

    Tomorrow we are to playing against the Fiji, who haves a proud history of eating people.

    I know this because I did do my research before the game. Victor usually does the research but because he are at rehabiliation at a nice hotel resort (outside of New Zealand off course), the coach did asked me to do the research on the opposition.
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  5. Danie Rossouw's World Cup Diary - September 12st 2011

    Disclaimer - This comes from a friend, so not my writing, but too good not to pass on.

    12 September 2011:

    Jus man, that were close. After all the talk and after all the build up, we managed to do what many peoples did not fink we was capable off doing, we won wiff John on the field for most of the match.

    I guess this proves the coach right about John being the best hooker in the world. Maybe there just is not any competition, because I did watch the England
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