SA RUGBY PANEL

Morne Ferreira

Born: 1994/02/02
Favourite food: Chicken Schnitzel

Rugby history:

Played at school until I started refereeing in my first year at varsity.

Why You chose to become a referee:

I still wanted to contribute to the game as I was too small to make it as a player. What better way to serve the game than with the whistle.

Refereeing history:

Started in 2013.
Academy Squad since 2015 - 2019
SA Rugby 7’s Panel since 2016
SA Rugby National Panel since 2019
World Rugby 7’s Series Panel: 2021 - Present
 

Career highlights:

HSBC World Series 7’s Debut: Dubai 2021
Dubai International Invitational 7’s Final 2017 & 2018
Safari 7’s Final 2018

Craven Week 2019
u18 International Series 2019: France vs Wales
u20 International Series 2021: Georgia vs Argentina, Junior Springboks vs Georgia
Varsity Cup Final 2021: UCT-Ikeys vs UP-Tuks
Currie Cup Premier Debut 2021: Cheetahs vs Western Province
International Debut 2021: Namibia vs Kenya

Favourite international sportsperson:

Asafa Powell & Roger Federer

Family connection to the sport:

My brother, JP Ferreira, played Currie Cup and is currently the defence coach at Munster in Ireland.

Who would you like to meet:

Terry Crews & Roger Federer

Hero/Mentor:

My father and brother

Advice for new recruits:

Be a student of the game and never stop learning. Always serve the game and grab every opportunity that comes your way. Enjoy every moment and make lots of friends.

Outside interests:

Travelling / adventures

Did you know?

I have a Masters degree in Neuro & Exercise Physiology

Number of matches officiated/TMO:

2 u/20 Internationals, 1 Currie Cup Premier, 3 Currie Cup 1st Division, 2 HSBC World Rugby 7´s

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