27 Nov 2017
Lesego Legoete, whom everybody knows as Pro, was crowned as the Golden Lions Rugby Union top referee at a gala function in Midrand on Thursday evening.
By Paul Dobson, Moonsport
Legoete has walked away with the coveted prize as he has done 14 times in the last 15 years, a remarkable achievement. The 41-year-old has 20 tests caps under his belt.
Legoete has retired from refereeing under the auspices of SARU but is retained on their panel of TMOs.
Ashleigh Murray was crowned as the top woman referee as well as the most promising referee in the union. She is on her way to the Dubai Invitation Sevens in December.
Top male referee: Lesego Legoete
Top female referee: Ashleigh Murray
Pirates Referee: Eduan Nel
Grade 1 Referee: Charles Miller
Grade 2 Referee: Reghardt O’Neill
Grade 3 Referee: Mothusi Shuping
Chairman's Award: Ben Letlole
Most Promising Referee: Ashleigh Murray
Coach/Performance Reviewer: Pierre Oelofse
Club of the Year: Pirates
Most Valuable Contribution: Michiel Koekemoer
Francois Smit trophy: Hermanus Kuin
Highest Exam Mark: Ronald Louw
From Annemie Bester