Jaco Peyper

Owens snubbed, Peyper back

In a remarkable turn of events, Welsh referee Nigel owns, thought by many to be the best in the world, will not be involved in either of the RWC final final or 3rd place playoff matches.  READ MORE

All Out Rugby

Will rugby ban jumping?

FRESH TAKE: Something’s got to give, DAWIE BOONZAAIER says the game can’t afford to have blockbuster matches decided by star players being sent off for contesting high-balls. READ MORE

Dawie Boonzaaier

Time to push pause on TMOs

MIKE GREENAWAY would rather live with a referee making bad calls in a fast-flowing game than watch the contest grind to a halt so TMOs can agonise over a replay. READ MORE

Mike Greenaway

Refs aren’t mind-readers!

ZELIM NEL says referee’s are not qualified to make some of the calls demanded of them by a clumsy lawbook which consequently has to be tweaked every year. READ MORE

Zelim Nel

Raters rub salt into Kwagga’s wound

Not content to let Lions flank Kwagga Smith nurse his post red card wound in private, Joe Rater has instead rubbed further salt into it by rating him the Moegoe of the week. READ MORE

All Out Rugby Staff Writer

Lions must use power for good – Jake

JAKE WHITE has tipped the Lions to win the Super Rugby final and he’s hopeful they’ll use their status as champions to demand important fixes to the competition.  READ MORE

Jake White

Peyper to ref the final

Jaco Peyper will referee the Vodacom Super Rugby final between the Lions and Crusaders on Saturday, with Sanzaar insisting that the decision was based solely on merit.  READ MORE

All Out Rugby Staff Writer

Ref subjectivity here to stay?

As long as referees are asked to judge a player’s intent, says TANK LANNING, there will always be the risk that subjectivity influences the big calls. READ MORE

Tank Lanning

MVP Curwin wins flyhalf duel

Sharks hearts sank when a late penalty consigned them to a 23-21 quarter-final loss against the Lions on Saturday, but Curwin Bosch will be feeling like a winner today. READ MORE

All Out Rugby Staff Writer

Lions selections a stroke of genius – Gold

LIONSWATCH: GARY GOLD is thrilled with the recovery of the British & Irish Lions, and he’s lauded Warren Gatland for making tough calls in picking a team to challenge the All Blacks in the first Test.  READ MORE

Gary Gold