Marius van der Westhuizen

Born: 6 January 1984, Cape Town
School attended: President High School
Favourite country: Japan
Favourite food: Curry, anything with Chillies

Refereeing history:

Debuts: Currie Cup Premier 2013, SupeRugby 2014, Test Rugby 2015.

Career highlights:

Currie Cup Premier debut: MTN Golden Lions vs Toyota Free State Cheetahs 2013

SupeRugby debut: Lions vs Crusaders 2014

Test debut: Namibia vs Russia 2015

Currie Cup Premier Semi-Finals: 2013, 2016, 2018

Currie Cup Premier Final: 2019 (Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs Xerox Golden Lions)

Varsity Cup Finals:

  • FNB Maties vs FNB TUKS 2013
  • FNB NWU Pukke vs FNB UCT 2014

Vodacom Final: Steval Pumas vs Golden Lions 2013

Favourite international sportsperson:

Osain Bolt

Who would you like to meet:

Henrik Stenson


Anyone achieving greatness against all the odds.

Advice for new recruits:

Control the controllable, Never stop learning.

Outside interests:

Golf and basically any sport with a ball.

Number of matches officiated/TMO:

10 International Tests, 49 SupeRugby, 4 SR Unlocked, 3 URC, 51 Currie Cup Premier, 13 First Division advert