Ricus van der Hoven

Born: 27 April 1982
Married to: Yolindi
Height: 1.74
Weight: 78 Kg
Home province: Pumas - Standerton
School attended: Oos Moot Hoërskool (Pretoria)
Favourite country: USA
Favourite food: Pizza, braai

Rugby history:

Played School rugby only.

Why You chose to become a referee:

Helped out at a local school tournament due to shortage of referees. It was my way of staying involved in a game I have loved since childhood. I was spotted by Dries Breytenbach, the Pumas Referee Ma

Refereeing history:

Started in 2006.

Contender panel 2010.

National Panel 2015

Career highlights:

Academy week Final 2011 & 2013

Varsity Young Guns Final 2013

Varsity Shield Final 2015 / 

Favourite international sportsperson:

Tiger Woods

Who would you like to meet:

Denzel Washington


Jaco Peyper and Marius vd Westhuizen

Advice for new recruits:

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

Outside interests:

Golf, making food, playing guitar, writing worship songs, mountain biking, spending time with my wife and son. 

Did you know?

I swam provincially for Northern Transvaal from 1992-2000.

I was selected in 1994 to take part in a children’s choir in the Carmen opera.

Carlo my son, was born in 2016.

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