Ruhan Meiring

Born: 1 August 1989, Secunda - Mpumalanga
School attended: Hoërskool Bultfontein, Free state
Favourite country: South Africa
Favourite food: Braaivleis and crayfish.

Rugby history:

Played flyhalf for Hoerskool Bultfontein's 1st team

Pukke u/19 - 2008

Why You chose to become a referee:

I would have liked to represent my country on the big stage but I wasn’t big enough to make it as a professional rugby player. Then I started refereeing to pursue my dream.

Refereeing history:

Started refereeing in 2006 at the age of 16 - Welkom (Griffons)

SARU Contender 2013-2014

SARU National Panel 2015 to current

Career highlights:

u/18 Craven Week Final 2016

SA Schools u/19 Tournament 2016 (Wales vs Italy)

Favourite international sportsperson:

AB de Villiers

Family connection to the sport:

Brother (Harnus) is a referee at Pumas.

Father was a referee and is currently a referee coach/reviewer in SWD.


What you think is what you will achieve

Who would you like to meet:

AB de Villiers, Ryk Neethling and Wayde van Niekerk


Jaco Peyper

Advice for new recruits:

If you love the game and have a passion for rugby, become a referee. You have the best seat in the house.

Outside interests:

Sport is my job, hobby and my life. I like to exercise.

Did you know?

I was Hoerskool Bultfontein's Headboy in 2007. advert