Popular referee Nigel Owens tells the amusing story of how he got into officiating, his enjoyment at watching Wales beat England at Twickenham in 2015, and how honoured he was to be the man in the middle for that year’s Rugby World Cup final.
Marius van der Westhuizen will referee Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby derby between the Stormers and Vodacom Bulls at Newlands.
New Zealand referee Glen Jackson has announced his retirement after a 25-year involvement in the game.
England referee Wayne Barnes has revealed how his blunder during the 2007 World Cup quarter-final between the All Blacks and France motivated him to become one of the game’s elite officials.
Nigel Owens has come out in support of Jeremy Guscott’s radical law-change proposal to reduce the number of substitutions per game.
Officiating in the All Blacks-England semi-final at the World Cup has convinced Welsh referee Nigel Owens to extend his refereeing career ‘for a while yet’.
Former Test referee Rob Debney believes that Wales should have been awarded a late penalty by Jerome Garces that might have given them a 19-16 lead in Sunday’s semi-final.
Michael Katzenellenbogen, a former Currie Cup and Test referee, has died in his sleep.
Referee Marius van der Westhuizen will be in charge of the match between the Sharks and Lions at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.
Frenchman Romain Poite will referee Saturday’s Test between Italy and the Springboks.