Adriaan AJ Jacobs

Born: 19 March 1985, Kimberley
School attended: Piet Retief Primary and Welkom Gymnasium High School.
Favourite country: South Africa
Favourite food: Fillet and chips

Rugby history:

u/13 Craven week 1998 for Pumas

u/16 Grant Khomo 2001 for Griffons

u/19 Griffons Provincial 2004

u/21 Griffons Provincial 2006

Amateur Provincial 2007

SA Rhino League 2008

Why You chose to become a referee:

It’s the best seat in the house, constantly brings new challenges and I was too small to make it onto the bigger stages of the game.

Refereeing history:

Started in 2009 as part of being a Primary School Teacher.

National Panel 2015 to 2017

Premier Panel 2018 to Current

Debuts: Currie Cup Premier 2015

Career highlights:

Currie Cup Premier debut: Cheetahs vs Griquas 2015

SupeRugby debut: Sunwolves vs Waratahs 2019

u/21 Currie Cup Final 2016

Varsity Cup Final: FNB Maties vs FNB Pukke 2018

Academic Week Final 2014

Craven Week Final 2015

Favourite international sportsperson:

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Family connection to the sport:

Father played Rugby.


I will show you better than I can ever tell you.


Jaco Peyper and Mark Lawrence

Advice for new recruits:

You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets. Stay humble and be the hardest worker in the room.

Outside interests:

Fitness Shows and time with Family.

Did you know?

I'm a Level 3 Hurdles Coach

Number of matches officiated/TMO:

1 International Tests, 13 SupeRugby, 4 SR Unlocked, 31 Currie Cup Premier advert