|Born:||13 May 1980, Bloemfontein|
|Home province:||Free State - Bloemfontein|
|School attended:||Grey College|
|Favourite country:||South Africa|
|Favourite food:||Braai and any spicy food.|
Played, coached and later refereed.
Why You chose to become a referee:
Serious injuries while playing and still wanting to be involved with top flight rugby. It’s the best seat in the house!
Debuts: Currie Cup Premier 2008, SupeRugby 2009, Test Rugby 2011.
Currie Cup Premier debut: ETVL vs Boland 2008
Currie Cup Finals: 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018
SupeRugby Debut: 2009
SupeRugby Finals: 2015, 2017, 2019
Test dubut: Kenya vs Zimbabwe 2011
NZ v British Lions Series - 2017 (1st Test)
RWC - 2015
JWC Final - New Zealand vs England 2011
Referee of the Year: 2012, 2017, 2018
Favourite international sportsperson:
Usain Bolt and Wayde van Niekerk
Family connection to the sport:
Grandpa Japie Theron was a Currie Cup ref and later the Secretary of the FS Rugby Union.
Dad and brother played and coached.
Who would you like to meet:
Those in heaven one day.
Advice for new recruits:
Ref because you love the game and want to help the game grow and improve, not because you want something from it.
Business interest – cafe owner, qualified in Law & Accounting, Nashua FS / NC Franchise.
Did you know?
I was the youngest ref at RWC2015… so I am still a junior in referee terms!
Number of matches officiated/TMO:
46 International Tests, 106 SupeRugby, 48 Currie Cup Premier