National Panel B

Mpho Matsaung

Born: 06 June 1981
Married to: Selina Matsaung
Height: 1.72
Weight: 81 Kg
Home province: Griquas
School attended: Capricorn High School
Favourite country: Dubai and Korea
Favourite food: Pizza, pasta and lasagne.

Rugby history:

Played for:

  • U17, U18 and U19 Academy Weeks for Limpopo Blue Bulls
  • U21 Blue Bulls Currie Cup
  • Senior Blue Bulls Amateur
  • Premier Currie Cup for Valke
  • SA Students National team
  • Blue Bulls 7s
  • Springbok Sevens Squad
  • Christina Noble International Invitational team (Dubai tournament)

Why You chose to become a referee:

There was a lack of referees in Kimberley.

Refereeing history:

Started in 2014 in Kimberley

Contender Squad 2015

National Panel 2016

Career highlights:

Refereeing at 2016 in the U18 Craven week tournament.

Favourite international sportsperson:

Pep Gurdiola

Family connection to the sport:

None

Motivators:

‘Anybody can see talent on the outside, the key is to evaluate if they have what it takes on the inside.’

Who would you like to meet:

Joost van der Westhuizen

Hero/Mentor:

Joost van der Westhuizen, Dag Heward Mills and Arni van Rooyen

Advice for new recruits:

Referee for fun and enjoyment of the game while learning continuously, and always be a student of the game.

Outside interests:

Soccer and reading.

Did you know?

Won Best player of the Year at TUT in soccer in 2000.

Won Best player of the Year at TUT in rugby in 2003 and awarded Third Year Academic Student of theYyear in 2002. 

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