Premier Panel

Fhatuwani (Rasta) Rasivhenge

Born: 3 January 1986, Johannesburg
Height: 1.72
Weight: 73 Kg
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

Rugby history:

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.

Refereeing history:

Started refereeing in 2008 in Johannesburg, refereed 15s and 7s.

Debuts: Currie Cup Premier 2012, SupeRugby 2016, Test Rugby 2016.

Career highlights:

HSBC 7's debut: Wellington 2017

  • 19 x 7s finals including commonwealth games bronze match and Olympic final:
  1. Hong Kong 2011-2012 Fiji (35) vs New Zealand (28) (IRB 7s Men's)
  2. Dubai 2012-2013 Samoa (28) vs New Zealand (19) (IRB 7s Men's)
  3. South Africa(PE) 2012-2013- France (12) vs New Zealand (47) (IRB 7s Men's)
  4. England (London) 2012-2013- Australia (12) vs New Zealand (47) (IRB 7s Men's)
  5. Rugby World Cup Final in Russia 2013- England (0) vs New Zealand (33) (IRB 7s Men's)
  6. Australia (Gold Coast) 2013-2014- Australia (19) vs New Zealand(40) (IRB 7s Men's)
  7. China (Guangzhou) 2013-2014- Australia (12) vs New Zealand (26) (IRB 7s Women's)
  8. Scotland (Glasgow) 2013-2014- Canada (7) vs New Zealand (54) (IRB 7's Men's)
  9. England (London) 2013-2014- Australia (33) vs New Zealand (52) (IRB 7's Men's)
  10. Scotland (Glasgow) 2014 Commonwealth games Bronze medal match – Australia (33) vs Samoa (12) (IRB 7s Men’s)
  11. Dubai 2014-2015 – Australia (17) vs New Zealand (19) (IRB 7s Women’s)
  12. Australia (Gold Coast) - 2014-2015 Fiji (31) vs Samoa (26) (IRB 7s Men’s)
  13. USA (Atlanta) – 2014-2015 New Zealand (50) vs USA (12) (IRB 7s Women’s)
  14. Hong Kong 2014-2015 - New Zealand (19)vs Fiji (33) (IRB 7s Men’s)
  15. Scotland (Glasgow) 2014-2015 - New Zealand (17) vs Fiji (24) (IRB 7s Men’s)
  16. Australia (Sydney) 2015-2016 - New Zealand (27) vs Australia (24) (IRB 7s Men’s)
  17. USA (Las Vegas) 2015-2016 – Fiji (21) vs Australia (15) (IRB 7s Men’s)
  18. Olympic games in RIO- Brazil 2016- Fiji (43) vs Great Britain (7) (World Rugby Olympics)
  19. RWC (San Francisco) 2018 - New Zealand (33) vs England (12)

Finals:

  • U19: DHL WP vs Vodacom Bulls 2012
  • U21: DHL WP vs Vodacom Bulls 2013
  • Currie Cup Premier:
    • Xerox Golden Lions vs DHL WP 2015
  • 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:

Usain bolt

Family connection to the sport:

They are all runners.

Motivators:

My parents.

Who would you like to meet:

Zinadine Zidane

Hero/Mentor:

My mum and dad

Advice for new recruits:

Refereeing is a great sport to evolve holistically with lots of travel and adventure.

Outside interests:

Trial running.

Did you know?

I Love fishing.

Number of matches officiated/TMO:

37 WR 7´s Tournaments, 6 International Tests, 22 SupeRugby, 31 Currie Cup Premier

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