Joubert to umpire Boks, Proteas clash

International rugby referee Craig Joubert has been appointed as one of the two umpires for the Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup match at the Wanderers on Friday.

The 37-year-old Joubert made his umpiring debut earlier this year when he officiated in the first match between these teams.

'It was a great experience standing in the middle during the first encounter between the Boks and the Proteas,' said Joubert.

'I have always loved and supported cricket and the Proteas. I watched the recent ODI series in Australia with much interest, supporting our boys and keeping an eye on the umpires to pick up a few tips!

'To be part of this great occasion is a real thrill for me and I’m looking forward to the match on Friday.'

The match at the Wanderers will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the former president's death.

Springbok squad for Proteas match

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