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Fhatuwani (Rasta) Rasivhenge
|Born:||3 January 1986, Johannesburg|
|Home province:||Western Province - Cape Town|
|School attended:||Jeppe High School in Johannesburg|
|Favourite country:||Fiji and Samoa|
|Favourite food:||I love roast lamb with roast potatoes|
Played rugby since under 14 at Jeppe.
Got some caps for the Jeppe 1st XV at scrumhalf.
Why You chose to become a referee:
Just by coincidence and fell in love with the sport.
Started refereeing in 2008 in Johannesburg, refereed 15s and 7s.
Debuts: Currie Cup Premier 2012, SupeRugby 2016, Test Rugby 2016.
HSBC 7's debut: Wellington 2017
- 19 x 7s finals including commonwealth games bronze match and Olympic final:
- Hong Kong 2011-2012 Fiji (35) vs New Zealand (28) (IRB 7s Men's)
- Dubai 2012-2013 Samoa (28) vs New Zealand (19) (IRB 7s Men's)
- South Africa(PE) 2012-2013- France (12) vs New Zealand (47) (IRB 7s Men's)
- England (London) 2012-2013- Australia (12) vs New Zealand (47) (IRB 7s Men's)
- Rugby World Cup Final in Russia 2013- England (0) vs New Zealand (33) (IRB 7s Men's)
- Australia (Gold Coast) 2013-2014- Australia (19) vs New Zealand(40) (IRB 7s Men's)
- China (Guangzhou) 2013-2014- Australia (12) vs New Zealand (26) (IRB 7s Women's)
- Scotland (Glasgow) 2013-2014- Canada (7) vs New Zealand (54) (IRB 7's Men's)
- England (London) 2013-2014- Australia (33) vs New Zealand (52) (IRB 7's Men's)
- Scotland (Glasgow) 2014 Commonwealth games Bronze medal match – Australia (33) vs Samoa (12) (IRB 7s Men’s)
- Dubai 2014-2015 – Australia (17) vs New Zealand (19) (IRB 7s Women’s)
- Australia (Gold Coast) - 2014-2015 Fiji (31) vs Samoa (26) (IRB 7s Men’s)
- USA (Atlanta) – 2014-2015 New Zealand (50) vs USA (12) (IRB 7s Women’s)
- Hong Kong 2014-2015 - New Zealand (19)vs Fiji (33) (IRB 7s Men’s)
- Scotland (Glasgow) 2014-2015 - New Zealand (17) vs Fiji (24) (IRB 7s Men’s)
- Australia (Sydney) 2015-2016 - New Zealand (27) vs Australia (24) (IRB 7s Men’s)
- USA (Las Vegas) 2015-2016 – Fiji (21) vs Australia (15) (IRB 7s Men’s)
- Olympic games in RIO- Brazil 2016- Fiji (43) vs Great Britain (7) (World Rugby Olympics)
- RWC (San Francisco) 2018 - New Zealand (33) vs England (12)
- U19: DHL WP vs Vodacom Bulls 2012
- U21: DHL WP vs Vodacom Bulls 2013
Currie Cup Premier:
- Xerox Golden Lions vs DHL WP 2015
- Argentina XV vs Griffons 2019
- Varsity Cup: FNB TUKS vs FNB Maties 2012
Currie Cup Premier debut: Vodacom Blue Bulls vs Toyota Free State Cheetahs 2012
SupeRugby debut: Southern Kings vs Sunwolves 2016
Test debut: Uganda vs Namibia 2016
SA Rugby Referee of the Year 2015 & 2016
World Rugby Referee of the Year 2016
Favourite international sportsperson:
Family connection to the sport:
They are all runners.
Who would you like to meet:
My mum and dad
Advice for new recruits:
Refereeing is a great sport to evolve holistically with lots of travel and adventure.
Did you know?
I Love fishing.
Number of matches officiated/TMO:
37 WR 7´s Tournaments, 6 International Tests, 27 SupeRugby, 2 PRO14, 34 Currie Cup Premier, 21 First Division