SA ref on U-20 Championship panel

2016-04-01 11:07
Cwengile Jadezweni (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - South African referee Cwengile Jadezweni continued his rapid rise as a top-class match official on Thursday when he was named on the World Rugby Under-20 Championship referee panel for the tournament to be hosted in Manchester, England, from June 7 to 25.

Jadezweni was named on South Africa’s Elite Referee panel for the first time this season after a series of consistently impressive performances last season, which culminated in him taking charge of the Provincial Under-21 final between Western Province and the Free State in October 2015.

He has since made appearances as an assistant referee in four of the opening five rounds of the Super Rugby competition - the last of which was this past weekend in the clash between the Sharks and Crusaders in Durban.

Jadezweni will join eight other top referees at the tournament, namely Graham Cooper (ARU), Craig Maxwell Keys (RFU), Juan Sylvestre (UAR), Elia Rizzo (FIR), Thomas Charabas (FFR), Paul Williams (NZRU), Andrew Brace (IRFU) and Craig Evans (WRU).

“We’re very proud of ‘JD’ and his achievements in the last couple of seasons,” said SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux.

“He is an extremely dedicated and hard-working referee and this is just reward for a number of very good performances in the middle. The World Rugby Under-20 Championship is a springboard for upcoming referees and I’m sure he’ll be in the Test selection frame soon.”


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