National Panel B

Oregopotse Gomolemo Rametsi

Born: 21 May 1986, Pretoria
Married to: Bonolo Rametsi
Height: 1.83
Weight: 76 Kg
Home province: Leopards - Potchefstroom
School attended: Potchefstroom High School for Boys
Favourite country: South Africa
Favourite food: Wimpy’s Peri peri Chicken

Rugby history:

Played Rugby:

  • 2001 u/15 Nike Allstar (Leopards)
  • 2002 u/16 Academy Week (Leopards)
  • 2004 Craven Week (Leopards)
  • 2005 u/19 Currie Cup Group (Leopards)
  • 2006-2009 NWU-PUK Seniors

Coached:

  • 2005 u/14 Boys High
  • 2006 u/16 Boys High
  • 2007 2nd and 1st Team Assistant coach Boys High
  • 2009-2011 3rd Team Boys High

Why You chose to become a referee:

I couldn’t gain enough weight.

Refereeing history:

Started Refereeing in 2009
Academy squad 2009
Contenders Squad 2010-2011
National Panel 2012 to current

Career highlights:

Craven Week Final 2014
HSBC 7s AR 2014
Sanix Youth Tournament 2015
Vodacom Cup Quarter Final 2015

Favourite international sportsperson:

Tiger Woods

Family connection to the sport:

My brother cousin played for North Transvaal (Blue Bulls) in the 90s.

Motivators:

“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” Arthur C. Clarke

Who would you like to meet:

Denzel Washington

Hero/Mentor:

Denzel Washington & Jaco Peyper

Advice for new recruits:

The best sit in the stadium is in the middle, from the ref’s eyes.

Outside interests:

Taking things apart to figure out how they work.

Did you know?

I love fixing things. 

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