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Stuart Berry

Born: 10 June 1982, Durban
Height: 1.82
Weight: 90
Home province: KZN
School attended: Hillcrest High School
Favourite country: Zimbabwe
Favourite food: Pizza

Rugby history:

Played at school until 2000.

Why You chose to become a referee:

It was an enjoyable hobby and one I felt I had an ability to contribute to the game with.

Refereeing history:

Started reffing in 2001 while in Matric at school.

Career highlights:

Assistant Referee at the Rugby World Cup 2015

World Rugby 7's Series and did 6 finals

World Rugby Junior u/20 Champs 2013

Test debut: Japan vs New Zealand 2013

SupeRugby debut: Cheetahs vs Force 2012

PRO14 debut: Dragons vs Myreside 2017

Hero/Mentor:

Phil Botha and Roger Hay

Advice for new recruits:

Reffing is extremely fulfilling but at the same time, extremely testing emotionally.

Outside interests:

Live music events.

Number of matches officiated/TMO:

6 International Tests, 28 SupeRugby, 22 PRO14, 33 Currie Cup Premier

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