National Panel

Paul Mente

Born: 21 February 1985
Married to: Anna Mente
Height: 1.59
Weight: 74 Kg
Home province: Leopards
School attended: Masikhanyise High School
Favourite country: South Africa
Favourite food: Anything prepared by my wife.

Rugby history:

Played from Grade 9 – 12

Played Club Rugby for Blue Buffs. 

Why You chose to become a referee:

When I realised I still wanted to play at the highest level but couldn’t, I figured there´s another way to achieve my dream.

Refereeing history:

Started in 2009 in Leopards

Contender Squad 2015

National Panel 2016 till present

Career highlights:

New Zealand vs France 3rd and 4th play offs in the International Defence Competition in England 2015

Favourite international sportsperson:

Jaco Peyper

Family connection to the sport:

My three brothers and I all played rugby.

Who would you like to meet:

Wayne Barnes


Jaco Peyper

Advice for new recruits:

Luck comes after you have given your best.

Outside interests:

Commentating sport.

Did you know?

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