Ashleigh Murray-Pretorius

Born: 17 July 1995
School attended: St Martin’s School, Johannesburg
Favourite country: Belgium
Favourite food: Pasta

Rugby history:

Played only Touch Rugby.

Why You chose to become a referee:

I wanted to get involved in the game but was never interested in playing. Played touch rugby at school.

Refereeing history:

Began refereeing in 2011

SARU Women Panel 2015

Career highlights:

U16 Girls National Week Finals 2014/2015

U18 Girls National Week Final 2016

Running AR for the Varsity Cup 2017

1st Women International: Kenya vs Uganda (Women's Rugby World Cup Qualifier - Africa)

Sevens: WR Sevens Youth Olympics in Buenos Aries


Favourite international sportsperson:

Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir

Family connection to the sport:



Knowledge is power, knowledge is safety and knowledge is happiness. Always keep learning. 

Who would you like to meet:

Franco Columbo


Arnold Schwarzenegger

Advice for new recruits:

Confidence is key. Enjoy every game like it’s your last.

Outside interests:

Dog Training and Wildlife photography.

Did you know?

I’ve played drums since 2009 and have completed 3 Midmar miles.

Number of matches officiated/TMO:

2 Women International Tests, 9 WR 7´s Women Tournaments, 24 Women Provincial advert