Sat 14 Jul 2018 | 08:16

CW. Kotze to referee final

CW. Kotze to referee final
Sat 14 Jul 2018 | 08:16
CW. Kotze to referee final

Jaco Kotze of the Free State Referees’ Society will referee the final (= last) match of the 2018 Craven Week when Western Province play the Sharks at Paarl Boys’ High ground in Brug Street on Saturday, 14 July 2018.


He refereed the final match of 2012 Craven Week and has a spell on World Rugby’s Sevens panel, along with, amongst others, Aimee Barrett-Theron who will referee the second last match between the Golden Lions and Boland.

Viv Richard Adams will referee the main match of the Academy Week between Western Province and Free State.

Tradition has it that referee appointments for the last day of Youth Weeks are done according to performance in the earlier days of each week, though “neutrality” plays a part. The same is true for the matches themselves.

The Under-18 Craven Week matches will be played on the Brug Street grounds, the Academy Week matches on Paarl Gim’s grounds.

Craven Week Appointments

A Field
08.00: South Western Districts vs Pumas
Referee: Mike English (Wales)
Assistant referees: Jaco Smith, Bennie Bothma


09.30: Western Province XV vs Blue Bulls
Referee: Johnny Erskine (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Bennie Bothma, Jaco Smith

11.00: Border vs Free State
Referee: Vusi Msibi
Assistant referees: Bennie Bothma, Jaco Smith

12.30: Golden Lions vs Boland
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron
Assistant referees: Jaco Smith, Bennie Bothma

14.00: Sharks vs Western Province
Referee: Jaco Kotze
Assistant referees: Patrick Bulwana, Bennie Bothma
Television match official: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland)


B Field
08.00: Griquas Limpopo
Referee: Patrick Bulwana
Assistant referees: Elias Jacobs, Nkosinathi Joko

09.30: Eastern Province vs Leopards
Referee: Des van Wyk
Assistant referees: Nkosinathi Joko, Wickus Nell

11.00: Blue Bulls XV vs Golden Lions XV
Referee: Ian Kenny (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Wickus Nell, Elias Jacobs

12.30: Valke vs Griffons
Referee: Morné Ferreira
Assistant referees: Elias Jacobs, Nkosinathi Joko

Academy Week Appointments

A Field
08.00: Sharks vs Golden Lions
Referee: Nathan Barry
Assistant referees: Viv Richard Adams, Local
Assessor: Dennis Immelman

09.30: Border vs Blue Bulls
Referee: Hernus Coetzee
Assistant referees: Nathan Barry , Local
Assessor: Dennis Immelman

11.00: South Western Districts vs Valke
Referee: Anovuyo Fakade
Assistant referees: Hernus Coetzee, Local

12.30: Western Province vs Free State
Referee: Viv Richard Adams
Assistant referees: Anovuyo Fakade, Nathan Barry
Assessor: Thuso Mngqibisa

B Field
08.00: Griquas vs Eastern Province Country Districts
Referee: JP Clements
Assistant referees: Kwezi Mqomboti, Local

09.30: Boland vs Golden Lions Country Districts
Referee: Basil de Doncker
Assistant referees: JP Clements, Local

11.00: Eastern Province vs Griffons
Referee: Darren Colby
Assistant referees: Basil de Doncker, Local

12.30: Zimbabwe vs Namibia
Referee: Kwezi Mqomboti
Assistant referees: Darren Colby, Local
Assessor: Dennis Immelman

C Field
08.00: Blue Bulls Country Districts vs Western Province Country Districts
Referee: Nico Schmahl
Assistant referees: JD de Meyer, Local

09.30: Griffons Country Districts vs Sharks Country Districts
Referee: Penwell Magagula
Assistant referees: Nico Schmahl, Local
Assessor: Thuso Mngqibisa

11.00: Limpopo vs Pumas
Referee: JD de Meyer
Assistant referees: Penwell Magagula, Local
Assessor: Thuso Mngqibisa

D Field
08.00: Leopards vs Griquas Country Districts
Referee: Dyllan Francke
Assistant referees: Nathan Swartz, Local

09.30: Pumas Country Districts vs Valke Country Districts
Referee: Sinethemba Mrulwa
Assistant referees: Dyllan Francke, Local

11.00: Border Country Districts vs SA LSEN
Referee: Nathan Swartz
Assistant referees: Sinethemba Mrulwa, Local

PV: 3