oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Rugby: The role of a system of two referees in the prevention of rugby injuries

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



In the quest for the prevention of injuries in rugby the referee has often been mentioned together with the coach and medical and paramedical personnel as having an important role to play. He is expected to apply the laws correctly and fairly while also maintaining the discipline necessary to curb foul play. In terms of injuries, the referee is expected to fulfil a preventative function.

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