Two SA refs Glasgow bound

2014-02-10 16:03
Rasta Rasivhenge (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - South Africa contributed two members to an experienced squad of referees for the Rugby Sevens competition in the 2014 Commonwealth Games which will take place in Glasgow on July 26 and 27, the International Rugby Board announced.

Marius van der Westhuizen (SARU, 53 appearances in the Sevens World Series and six in RWC Sevens) and Rasta Rasivhenge (SARU, 98 Sevens World Series and six RWC Sevens), has been appointed.

The rest of the panel includes: Rhys Thomas (WRU, 54 Sevens World Series and seven RWC Sevens), James Matthew (SRU, 36 Sevens World Series), Matthew O’Brien (ARU, 91 Sevens World Series and six RWC Sevens), Nick Briant (NZRU, 67 Sevens World Series), Ian Tempest (RFU, 46 Sevens World Series) and Anthony Moyes (ARU, 129 Sevens World Series and six RWC Sevens).

All eight referees are veterans of the HSBC Sevens World Series (SWS) while five have also taken charge of matches in the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 (RWC Sevens) in Moscow.

IRB High Performance Sevens Referee Manager, Paddy O’Brien, said: “We have selected a highly experienced team with all having been on the Sevens World Series circuit for at least two years and, in that time, they have refereed dozens of matches each.”

“All eight referees have proved themselves to be comfortable at this level of competition and it will be another opportunity for them to develop ahead of Rugby Sevens’ introduction to the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.”


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