Vusi Msibi

Born: 16 February 1988
School attended: Piet Retief High School
Favourite country: South Africa
Favourite food: Pap with meat and a tomato sauce, and salad.

Rugby history:

Played 3 years for Piet Retief High School 1st team. Toured Argentina in 2005

Why You chose to become a referee:

I picked up a serious injury while I was a Piet Retief club rugby player. Then a school friend (Janneman Roberts) invited me to join him as at Northern Natal referee Sub society (Lammergeier).

Refereeing history:

Started refereeing in 2011

SA Primary school panel: 2013 - 2015

Academy Squad 2014

National Panel 2015 to current

Career highlights:

u/13 Craven Week 2013-2015

u/18 Craven Week 2015-2016, 2018

u/16 Grant Khomo 2016

First u/21: Blue Bulls vs Western Province 2016

Refereed at Kenya 7s 2016
Refereed Final : Dubai Invitational 7s tournament 2016
Refereed u/19 Currie Cup Final 2016 & 2018
Refereed in Sanix Youth tournament 2017

Favourite international sportsperson:

Fiji Rugby team. The way they stand together as a group, so humble as if they were one person.


Disabled people who do their best besides their physical challenge and how they overcome different challenges.

Who would you like to meet:

Lewis Hamilton


Mrs VA Msibi (my Mother) and Mr Piet Roodt (a humble leader)

Advice for new recruits:

Keep your feet on the ground and focus on your goals. Work to be better than yesterday.

Did you know?

My first sub-society meeting in Northern KZN where I did the referee fitness test, the Chairman Mr Gerrie Nel laid the foundation when he spoke the following words of life into my career: "Young man, rugby will take you to places. Continue to work hard." advert