New Zealand referee Ben O’Keeffe will take charge of the quarter-final between the Springboks and France in Paris.
South African referee Jaco Peyper has been given the whistle for the World Cup opener between the All Blacks and France, as World Rugby revealed the officials in charge of the Springboks’ pool matches.
SA Rugby president Mark Alexander says club members who abuse or assault referees should expect to be banned from the game and action taken against their clubs.
Jaco Peyper and Marius Jonker were named in the team of match officials World Rugby announced on Wednesday for World Cup in France later this year.
Italy head coach Kieran Crowley says he is “sick” of going through World Rugby’s referee protocols, echoing concerns held by Rassie Erasmus, during a post-match rant about the officials in the Six Nations loss to Wales.
Marius van der Westhuizen will be the man in the middle in Pretoria as two all-South African officiating teams have been appointed for the Vodacom United Rugby Championship local derbies on Saturday.
Kicking clocks, limiting water carriers and penalising negative play are among the law applications aimed at speeding up the game which have been implemented worldwide since 1 January.
Experienced match official Rasta Rasivhenge was a notable exclusion when SA Rugby announced the national refereeing panel for 2023.
Rassie Erasmus is sticking to his guns, publicly defending controversial social media posts that he says are not aimed at highlighting officiating inconsistencies.
SuperSport pundit Swys de Bruin has blasted the “bizarre” decision-making from referee Nika Amashukeli and his officiating team following the Springboks’ defeat by Ireland.