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    Published on 23-08-15 13:08  Number of Views: 5439 
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    On the 18th September at 2000hrs GMT Jaco Peyper will follow a line of distinguished referees in blowing the Albert Freethy whistle to signal the start of the England v Fiji Pool A game and with it the start of the Rugby World Cup 2015. RWC 2015 will be Jaco’s first and it marks the highlight of the 35 year old lawyer’s career so far.
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    by Published on 20-08-15 08:08  Number of Views: 3359 
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    The National Rugby Championships (NRC) in Australia start today and RugbyRefs.com is pleased to be able to bring you the full appointments for match officials for rounds 1 & 2.

    The NRC is Australia's 2nd tier Rugby competition, created to reduce the gap between local club rugby & Super Rugby. Many of the players involved have been called up from their local club teams to take part, and those who perform well could be in line for involvement in their local Super Rugby franchise.
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    by Published on 20-08-15 06:08  Number of Views: 1741 
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    2. Rugby World Cup,
    3. Laws

    Organisers of the Rugby World Cup, taking place between September and October 2015 in England, have added an innovation to help novice fans learn the complex rules of the game. During the matches, fans will have access to simplified, in-game commentary with detailed explanations of the rules related to what is currently happening in each match.

    This was revealed when tournament organisers unveiled some of their plans for Britain's greatest global sporting event since the London 2012 Olympic Games. A report in the Daily Telegraph on April 29th had proposed some of the terms and rules that will be in the “Idiot’s guide to rugby union”. But now more details have been given about the organiser's mode of enlightening new fans about rugby.
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    by Published on 19-08-15 22:08  Number of Views: 4821 
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    2. Rugby World Cup,
    3. International Rugby,
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    As part of the lead up to the most important event on the Rugby Union calendar, RugbyRefs.com will introduce you to the referees that World Rugby believe are the 12 best in the world.

    These top 12 have been chosen to officiate on Rugby's largest stage, the Rugby World Cup.

    In this the first of 12 articles we will introduce you to 39 year old New Zealander Glen Jackson.

    Glen recently received accolade across the rugby world by becoming the first person to play and referee 100 first class games.
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    Published on 04-10-13 01:10  Number of Views: 38315 

    by Ian Cook

    As most followers of rugby union will have realised by now, there has been a huge spat building over the future of the European Rugby Championship, the Heineken Cup. For the rugby fans and supporters who follow teams involved in this dispute, ...

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