South African Referees in PRO14
REFEREE APPOINTMENTS: The PRO14 rugby competition has been expanded to include two South African teams. It will also induce three South African match officials.
Two of them, Quinton Immelman and Stuart Berry, have already been appointed to referee matches. Cwengile Jadezweni is also included as a referee with a development opportunity.
In addition, PRO14 will appoint South African TMOs to matches in South Africa - Marius Jonker, Johan Greeff and Shaun Veldsman, for example.
It's more than that. Jaco Peyper is also involved, first as an assistant referee.
Furthermore, in the first four rounds, Dennis Immelman is an assessor/performance reviewer.
Immelman has been appointed to referee in the first week of PRO14 competition, Berry in the second week.
Their appointments are as follows:
Friday, 1 September 2017
Ospreys vs Zebra at Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Referee: Quinton Immelman
Assistant referees: Stuart Berry, Cwengile Jadezweni
Friday, 8 September 2017
Edinburgh vs Dragons at Myreside Stadium, Edinburgh
Referee: Stuart Berry
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman, Cwengile Jadezweni
Ireland: Andrew Brace, George Clancy, Seán Gallagher, John Lacey, David Wilkinson
Italy: Marius Mitrea
Scotland: Mike Adamson
South Africa: Stuart Berry, Quinton Immelman
Wales: Ian Davies, Nigel Owens, Ben Whitehouse
All of these 12 referees have refereed Test matches, Owens far more than the others and at a higher level.