Legoete honoured as top Lions referee

    2017-11-24 12:50

    Johannesburg - Pro Legoete was crowned as the Golden Lions Rugby Union’s top referee at a gala function in Midrand on Thursday evening.
    Legoete has walked away with the coveted prize since 2003 with the exception of one year and has been the top referee in Lions country.

    The 41-year-old has 20 Tests caps under his belt.
    Ashleigh Murray was crowned as the top female referee as well as the most promising in the union. She is on her way to the Cape Town Sevens in December.
    “These two were up against some stern competition from exciting young referees within the union and the manager of referees, Theuns Naude, and his committee are to be commended for their sterling work,” the GLRU said via a press statement.
    GLRU referee awards winners:
    Top male referee: Pro Legoete
    Top female referee: Ashleigh Murray
    Pirates Referee: Eduan Nel
    Grade 1 Referee: Charles Miller
    Grade 2 Referee: Reghardt O’Neill
    Grade 3 Referee: Mothusi Shuping
    Chairmans’ Award: Ben Letlole
    Most Promising Referee: Ashleigh Murray
    Coach/Performance Referee: Pierre Oelofse
    Club of the Year: Pirates
    Most Valuable Contribution: Michiel Koekemoer
    Francois Smit trophy: Hermanus Kuin
    Highest Exam Mark: Ronald Louw

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