Rasta Sets Sevens Record

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:40
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Rasta Rasivhenge of South Africa referees the first match and the last match of the Sevens at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand. And when he referees that last match, between Argentina and New Zealand, it will his 250th match on World Rugby's Sevens Series.

That is more than any other referee has refereed. When he refereed his 237 match, Rasivhenge passed the record held by Anthony Moyes of Australia.

In the series, Rasivhenge has refereed 19 finals. In his stellar career, which has made him the most recognisable referee on the Sevens circuit, he has refereed the World Cup Sevens final in 2013 and the Olympic Games Sevens final in 2016, the year he was the joint referee of the year with Alhambra Nievas if Spain who refereed the women's Sevens final at the Games.

There is still a lot left in Rasivhenge's rapid legs.

Referees for the Hamilton Sevens: James Doleman (New Zealand), Craig Evans (Wales), Sam Grove-White (Scotland), Richard Kelly (New Zealand), Damon Murphy (Australia), Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa), Matt Rodden (Hong Kong), Tevita Rokovereni (Fiji), Jordan Way (Australia). In addition Craig Joubert, who is now employed by World Rugby to help with the development of Sevens referees, also referees matches, which is good for those matches.

Appointments, Day 1

11.00: Kenya vs Samoa
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge 

11.22: USA vs Canada
Referee: James Doleman  

11.44: England vs Russia
Referee: Tevita Rokovereni 

12.06: South Africa vs Papua New Guinea
Referee: Sam Grove-White  

12.36: Fiji vs Wales
Referee: Craig Joubert  

12.58: Australia vs Spain
Referee: Craig Evans  

13.20: New Zealand vs France
Referee: Jordan Way  

13.42: Argentina vs Scotland
Referee: Richard Kelly  

14.26: Kenya vs Canada
Referee: Matt Rodden  

14.48: USA vs Samoa
Referee: Damon Murphy  

15.10: England vs Papua New Guinea
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge  

15.32: South Africa vs Russia
Referee: James Doleman  

16.02: Fiji vs Spain
Referee: Jordan Way  

16.24: Australia vs Wales
Referee: Richard Kelly  

16.46: New Zealand vs Scotland
Referee: Tevita Rokovereni 

17.08: Argentina vs France
Referee: Craig Joubert  

18.00: Samoa vs Canada
Referee: Craig Evans  

18.22: USA vs Kenya
Referee: Grove-White  

18.44: Russia vs Papua New Guinea
Referee: Jordan Way  

19.06: South Africa vs England
Referee: Damon Murphy  

19.28: Wales vs Spain
Referee: Tevita Rokovereni 

19.50: Australia vs Fiji
Referee: James Doleman  

20.12: France vs Scotland
Referee: Matt Rodden  

20.34: Argentina vs New Zealand
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge  

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