Experienced match official Rasta Rasivhenge was a notable exclusion when SA Rugby announced the national refereeing panel for 2023.
Current and former international referees have shared their fondest memories of the late great Paul Dobson in an emotional tribute video, following his passing last week.
South African referee AJ Jacobs will take charge of the highly anticipated coastal derby between the Sharks and Stormers in Durban on Saturday.
South African referee Jaco Peyper will take charge of the Stormers’ clash with the Blues at Newlands on Saturday.
Three local referees will take charge of the matches involving South African franchises during the opening round of Vodacom Super Rugby.
Four South Africans have been included in the 12-man refereeing team that will officiate in the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby season.
Rasta Rasivhenge will lead a South African refereeing panel for the match between the Vodacom Bulls and Crusaders in Pretoria on Friday.
Rasta Rasivhenge is set to turn his full attention to fifteens officiating and will make his last appearance as a sevens referee at this weekend’s tournament in Cape Town.