National Panel

Eduan Nel

Born: 4 December 1989
Height: 1.85
Weight: 90 Kg
Home province: Golden Lions - Johannesburg
School attended: Hoerskool Monument (Monnas)
Favourite country: South Africa
Favourite food: Steak and Chips

Rugby history:

Played rugby at school.

Why You chose to become a referee:

I wanted to be part of the game but I knew that I will never reach a professional level.

Refereeing history:

Started refereeing in 2006 at the GLRU

Contenders - 2010 to 2012

National - 2013 to 2014

National "B" - 2018 to current

Career highlights:

First Varsity Cup game in 2013 - UJ vs Wits

Appointed as a AR 5 for the Test between South Africa and Ireland

Favourite international sportsperson:

Floyd Mayweather

Family connection to the sport:

Father played rugby for Zululand and brother played Craven Week, U/19 and U/21 for the Lions.


"Knowing that hard work will always pay off at the end."

Who would you like to meet:

President Donald Trump


Jaco Peyper

Advice for new recruits:

You are never bigger than the game. Go out and enjoy every moment.

Outside interests:

Besides rugby I also run my own business in the West Rand of Johannesburg.

I also love gym and the outdoors, like hiking and hunting. advert