03:15 | 25 Feb. Mathieu Raynal returns to TRC action for the first time since 2018. The United Rugby Championship, URC, has announced Tappe Henning as its new Head of Match Officials. Fhatuwani 'Rasta' Rasivhenge (born in Johannesburg on 3 January 1986) is a South African rugby union referee who is a member of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) Elite Panel. United Rugby Championship 2022/2023 Fixtures and Results. It will just bring us closer and closer to a greater alignment for a quality rugby product.. Sharks v Lions(Kings Park, Durban Kick-off: 17.00; 15.00 GMT), Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron (South Africa)Assistant referees: Stephan Geldenhuys (South Africa) &: Paul Mente (South Africa)TMO: Marius van der Westhuisen (South Africa), Stormers v Bulls(Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town Kick-off: 19.15; 17.15 GMT), Referee: AJ Jacobs (South Africa)Assistant referees: Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa) &: Griffin Colby (South Africa)TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa), Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh Rugby(Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow Kick-off: 19.35; 19.35 GMT), Referee: Ben Blain (Scotland)Assistant referees: Hollie Davidson (Scotland) &: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)TMO: Mike Adamson (Scotland), Connacht v Ulster(The Sportsground, Galway Kick-off: 19.35; 19.35 GMT), Referee: Frank Murphy (Ireland)Assistant referees: Eoghan Cross (Ireland) &: Andrew Cole (Ireland)TMO: Olly Hodges (Ireland), Benetton v Zebre Parma(Stadio Monigo, Treviso Kick-off: 13.30; 12.30 GMT), Referee: Andrea Piardi (Italy)Assistant referees: Alex Frasson (Italy) &: Filippo Russo (Italy)TMO: Matteo Liperini (Italy), Dragons v Cardiff(Rodney Parade, Newport Kick-off: 14.15; 14.15 GMT), Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)Assistant referees: Mike English (Wales) &: Aled Evans (Wales)TMO: Sean Brickell (Wales), Ospreys v Scarlets(Swansea.com Stadium, Swansea Kick-off 17.15; 17.15 GMT), Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)Assistant referees: Rhys Jones (Wales) &: Gwyn Morris (Wales)TMO: Jon Mason (Wales), Munster v Leinster(Thomond Park, Limerick Kick-off 19.35;19.35), Referee: Chris Busby (Ireland)Assistant referees: Joy Neville (Ireland) &: Peter Martin (Ireland)TMO: Brian MacNeice (Ireland), Big statements in Europe could change up URC look, VIDEOS: All the URC Round Nine highlights, Oberholzer on planned protest: 'It serves no purpose', 'Tough times': Boks send World Cup message to Snyman, Bosch gets captain's armband for clash against Stormers, Bulls bring in the lethal weapon for Trans-Jukskei derby. . This is not about pointing fingers, but about what we all believe is best for the game of rugby. Copyright Blue Sky Publications Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Any proper post-match analysis would embarrass the inconsistency of how they controlled the game. This isnt just an issue for South Africa and the #URC league, but it is an issue for the game globally. NEWS: The match officials appointments of the United Rugby Championship Round 13 fixtures have been confirmed. Match officials confirmed for Round 15 @Vodacom #URC. The teams for Friday night's Round 15 fixtures of the United Rugby Championship have been named with all details of match officials and broadcast info. We owe that to the players. Address: Riverbank House, 1 Putney Bridge Approach, London, SW6 4TJ. TheSouthAfrican.com is all about South Africa and the stories that affect South Africans, wherever they are in the world. New Zealand v AustraliaReferee: Andrew Brace (Ire)ARs: Matthieu Raynal (Fra) & Pierre Brousset (Fra)TMO: Ben Whitehouse (Wal), South Africa v ArgentinaReferee: Damon Murphy (Aus)ARs: Frank Murphy (Ire) & Andrea Piardi (Ita)TMO: Chris Hart (NZ), NZ Black Ferns v Japan WomenReferee: Maggie Cogger-Orr (NZ)ARs: Lauren Jenner (NZ) & Tarsha Ganley (NZ)TMO: Lee Jeffrey (NZ), Fijiana v CanadaReferee: Amber McLachlan (Aus)ARs: Mere Uluinaceva (Fij) & Lavenia Racaca (Fij), Canterbury v AucklandReferee: Dan WaengaARs: J.D. Tweeps recall Terry Phetos win the lotto tweet, Royal chat: Harry to answer Spare questions in virtual book event. Load shedding for WEDNESDAY: Heres the UPDATED schedule, Budget Speech 2023: Six things South Africa can expect TODAY, Real Madrid come from TWO goals down to mop the floor with Liverpool, Suspect arrested for bribing a prosecutor. Lots of changes for Vodacom URC Derby Day. NEWS: The match officials for the United Rugby Championship Round Nine fixtures have been confirmed. He also refereed the 2013 Pro12 Grand Final and the 201516 and 201617 European Rugby Challenge Cup finals. Some days Im up at 05:00 to give coaches answers before they go to the training field to explain it to their players. Staying with New Zealand, Fraser Hannon (bottom right) referees his 1st NPC game as Southland Counties host Manukau congrats and at the other end of the scale, Mike Fraser takes charge of his 207th and final first class game in North Harbour as he heads into refereeing retirement. La Rochelle. SA REFEREES SHOP BOKSMART CAREERS. The competition runs from 6 August to 24 September, with each of the four teams playing a total of six matches. Those are the players we're refereeing. There is not a referee in the world that will have a conscious bias towards a team. Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU, 36th Championship game) AR1: Divan Uys (SARU), AR2: Paul Mente (SARU) TMO: Christie Du Preez (SARU) Benetton Rugby v Leinster - KO 18:15 (ITA) / 17:15 (UK) Stadio Monigo, Treviso Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU, 59th Championship game) AR1: Gianluca Gnecchi (FIR), AR2: Gwyn Morris (WRU) TMO: Sean Brickell (WRU) Ulster v DHL Stormers Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU, 67th league game) ARs: Andrew Cole (IRFU) & Paul Haycock (IRFU) . cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional. News URC Round 15 - referee appointments NEWS: The match official appointments of the United Rugby Championship Round 15 fixtures have been confirmed. Consistency is hugely important, and it will be my key focus. After retiring as a referee in 2004, McHugh worked as a referee performance officer and then manager for the Irish Rugby Football Union. Vodacom United Rugby Championship. Jan 2023 - Present3 months. But were doing it so we can all develop a game we want, and thats best for the tournament and all the teams. Up against a few of his South Africa teammates, the 63-cap Springbok would have wanted to . How much of a Momentum Proteas Womens cricket fan are you? Vodacom United Rugby Championship. BBC is not responsible for any changes. We embrace that. The Emirates World Rugby match officials have been appointed for the Castle Lager Rugby Championship 2022, with the Springboks kicking off their campaign against New Zealand on 6 August in Nelspruit, where Angus Gardner will be the referee. Cell C Sharks v Ulster | Instant Highlights | Round 6 | URC 2022/23. 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His job is to help get the referees, coaches and players all on the same page of a United Rugby Championship that is redefining world rugby with its melting pot of different cultures and different playing styles between the teams of the north and the south. United Rugby Championship Table - Rugby Union - BBC Sport United Rugby Championship Table All times are UK and subject to change. Why top ref Barnes almost quit after Boks versus France. And hes prepared to join them in working tirelessly to reach this objective. They are concerned that there may be interpretation differences and it catches them off guard. Adamson becomes the first Scottish ref since Jim Fleming in 1999 to oversee a Rugby Championship/Tri Nations match, and in line with his other firsts, Amashukeli becomes the first Georgian to do the same. The competition runs from 6 August to 24 September, with each of the four teams playing a total of six . NEWS: The match officials' appointments of the United Rugby Championship Round 14 fixtures have been confirmed. Match referee Marius van der Westhuizen waits for a try confirmation during the 2020 Super Rugby match between Sharks and Jaguares at the Jonsson Kings Park,Durban on the 07 March 2020 Photo: Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix. "The United Rugby Championship has the top players in the world. A competition like the United Rugby Championship is taking the watching of the game to another level entirely with new technology. His primary playing position was at fly-half. But we need to also understand that while the tech has increased, the referee still only has two eyes and ears. As match officials I can assure you we are motivated to make our contribution as best we can. Keohane felt that this match deserved better officials. NEWS: The match officials appointments for the United Rugby Championship Round 10 festive fixtures have been confirmed. [14][11] Nika Amashukeli claims that David McHugh has been the biggest influence on his career and changed the way he thinks. ALSO READ:The URC is a field of dreams for Springbok duo, CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ARTICLES BY JAMES RICHARDSON. This is a full-on international competition, and just as these players will go to the. Scottish referee Mike Adamson during the 2023 Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship match between Italy and Ireland at the Olimpic Stadium in Rome, Italy, on February 25, 2023. Photo: Niel Germishuys. Thats where the respect must come in, because as referees we are definitely there to play our part in making the United Rugby Championship the best rugby product in the world, Henning honestly admitted. On this Wikipedia the language links are at the top of the page across from the article title. READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our live coverage of the United Rugby Championship Round Six catch-up match between the Lions and Glasgow Warriors at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Once again, theres valuable big-match game time for some of the newer referees at this level Mike Adamson, Nika Amashukeli, James Doleman and Damon Murphy picking up games. Watching the Stormers v Bulls evoked every one of those emotions and it was unfair. They cant be confused. Following a busy schedule of men's Test matches across June and July, 12 referees. Match officials confirmed for this weekend #BKTURC #URC. Match Highlights. Instant Highlights. 29 - 36. ADVERTISEMENT FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 Glasgow Warriors v Ulster (Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow - Kick-off: 19.35; 19.35 GMT) Referee: Craig Evans (Wales) Assistant Referees: Jonny Perriam (Scotland) &: Ru Campbell (Scotland) By the age of 20 he had already suffered 5 concussions. NEWS: The match officials' appointments of the United Rugby Championship Round 13 fixtures have been confirmed. STORMERS GOT LUCKY AS SA TMOS BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT, SHARKS COACH DROPS BOMBSHELL ON SBU NKOSI, BULLS COACH JAKE WHITE ON WHY DUANE VERMEULENS RETURN IS A PROBLEM, Powell demands more from Sharks after Lions mauling, Arthur Zwane: Rare pictures of underfire Chiefs coach and his wife, Rugby World Cup 2023: Bookmakers update latest odds, WRAP | Varsity Cup 2023: Round 1 matches and results, Inequality in college: three things we learnt during the pandemic. NEWS: Hollie Davidson and Jaco Peyper head a stellar inaugural management committee elected to the representative body for international high performance match officials, chaired by Mark Egan. There are replays and zoom-ins and highlights. When Sam Grove-White is going to referee the Bulls for the first time, hell call up Mark Lawrence or Jaco Peyper and Marius van der Westhuizen and ask for key pointers as to the Bulls playing style and how he should approach them. Coaches want more consistency in how key areas of the game are being refereed. By clicking a match, you can access to stats, game sheet, report. United Rugby Championship Autumn Nations Cup U20 Six Nations . After working alongside Wayne Barnes during the Autumn Nations Cup in 2020, Nika rated Wayne Barnes as the number 1 referee in the world at the moment. It was the first season that the competition is referred to as the United Rugby Championship, having previously been known as the Pro14. This is a full-on international competition, and just as these players will go to the. . 2022-23 . Pascal Gazre (b. April 23, 1977) is a rugby union referee from France who represents the French Rugby Federation at the international level in refereeing. RASSIE ERASMUS: QUIT SIGNING PLAYERS WITH NO FUTURE! This is a full-on international competition, and just as these players will go to the next level into Test rugby, so will our referees. He is a member of the Munster Association of Referees. John Lacey is a former Ireland A and Ireland Sevens rugby union international and current rugby union referee. United Rugby Championship Fixtures and Results There is more information around a decision than ever before. Marius van der Westhuizen has been appointed as TMO for the two matches between the Pumas and Wallabies in Argentina in the opening rounds. . Thats not an excuse, but whats hurting us is when people express an opinion without accountability. Referees must be consistent over 80 minutes. 0. As we move closer to France 2023, we are growing as a team and the focus continues to be on consistent officiating of the clear and obvious with a particular emphasis on safety, speed and space., South Africa v New ZealandReferee: Angus Gardner (RA)ARs: Luke Pearce (RFU) & Christophe Ridley (RFU)TMO: Brett Cronan (RA), Argentina v AustraliaReferee: Mike Adamson (SRU)ARs: Karl Dickson (RFU) & Chris Busby (IRFU)TMO: Marius Van Der Westhuizen (SARU), South Africa v New ZealandReferee: Luke Pearce(RFU)ARs: Angus Gardner (RA) & Christophe Ridley (RFU)TMO: Brett Cronan (RA), Argentina v AustraliaReferee: Karl Dickson (RFU)ARs: Mike Adamson (SRU) & Chris Busby (IRFU)TMO: Marius Van Der Westhuizen (SARU), New Zealand v ArgentinaReferee: Nika Amashukeli (GRU)ARs: Nic Berry (RA) & Jordan Way (RA)TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU), Australia v South AfricaReferee: Paul Williams (NZR)ARs: Ben OKeeffe (NZR) & Tual Trainini (FFR)TMO: Brendon Pickerill (NZR), New Zealand v ArgentinaReferee: Nic Berry (RA)ARs: Nika Amashukeli (GRU) & Jordan Way (RA)TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU), Australia v South AfricaReferee: Ben OKeeffe (NZR)ARs: Paul Williams (NZR) & Tual Trainini (FFR)TMO: Brendon Pickerill (NZR), Australia v New Zealand (Thurs 15 Sept)Referee: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)ARs: Andrew Brace (IRFU) & Pierre Brousset (FFR)TMO: Ben Whitehouse (WRU), Argentina v South Africa (Sat 17 Sept)Referee: James Doleman (NZR)ARs: Damon Murphy (RA) & Craig Evans (WRU)TMO: Chris Hart (NZR), New Zealand v AustraliaReferee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)ARs: Mathieu Raynal (FFR) & Pierre Brousset (FFR)TMO: Ben Whitehouse (WRU), South Africa v ArgentinaReferee: Damon Murphy (RA)ARs: Frank Murphy (IRFU) & Andrea Piardi (FIR)TMO: Chris Hart (NZR), Advantage Over podcast: Law updates July 2022, July 22-24 Referee, AR & TMO appointments, Weekend referees, ARs & TMOs for TRC, URC plus domestic action across England, France and New Zealand. European Cup - Round 2. Up north, Adam Leal (top right) will oversee his first Premiership match of the season, which may also be the last ever match for Worcester Warriors whos participation after this match is much in doubt. Our offices are for administrative purposes only, no visitors will be accepted without an appointment. It has been a challenging and exhausting week for the Lions players, as the Ellis Park-based franchise looks to end a five-match United Rugby Championship losing streak. Zebre will hope the new season signals a change of fortunes for . With at least 12 camera angles available the fan is now on the field and not just in the stands anymore.
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