Egon Seconds

Born: 16 November 1980, Cape Town
School attended: Voortrekker High School
Favourite country: Italy
Favourite food: Anything tasty

Rugby history:

Stormers 2002-2008

Springbok 7's 2001-2007

Griquas 2009-2010

Commonwealth Games 2002 (Bronze Medal)

Why You chose to become a referee:

I thought that it would be a great way to give back to the game after playing. Even though it took Mark Lawrence almost a year to convince me to sign up as a referee!

Refereeing history:

Started in 2013 - Western Province

Contender Squad 2015

SARU National Panel 2016

SARU Premier Panel 2017

Debuts: Currie Cup Premier 2016, SupeRugby 2017, Test 2017

Career highlights:

Selected as part of the SANZAAR panel for 2017

SupeRugby Debut: Sunwolves vs Hurricanes 2017

Test debut: Namibia vs Senegal 2017

Currie Cup Premier debut: Pumas vs Windhoek 2016

Favourite international sportsperson:

Wayde van Niekerk

Family connection to the sport:

First in the family to take up rugby and hopefully not the last.


Being a good example and role model for the next generation by doing what I love.

Who would you like to meet:

Usain Bolt


Mark Lawrence

Advice for new recruits:

Be willing to learn, with every game, whether you feel it was a good or bad performance.

Outside interests:

Anything outdoors and a poker game every so now and then.

Did you know?

I only started playing rugby at age 16. Was a semi pro soccer player before then.

Number of matches officiated/TMO:

8 International Tests, 13 SupeRugby, 20 Currie Cup Premier, 11 First Division advert