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Fhatuwani (Rasta) Rasivhenge

Born: 3 January 1986
Height: 1.72
Weight: 73 Kg
Home province: Western Province - Cape Town
School attended: Jeppe High School in Johannesburg
Favourite country: Fiji and Samoa
Favourite food: I love roast lamb with roast potatoes

Rugby history:

Played rugby since under 14 at Jeppe.

Got some caps for the Jeppe 1st XV at scrumhalf.







 

Why You chose to become a referee:

Just by coincidence and fell in love with the sport.

Refereeing history:

Started refereeing in 2008 in Johannesburg, refereed 15s and 7s.

Career highlights:

18 x 7s finals including commonwealth games bronze match and Olympic final:


1) Hong Kong 2011-2012 Fiji (35) vs New Zealand (28) (IRB 7s Men's)
2) Dubai 2012-2013 Samoa (28) vs New Zealand (19) (IRB 7s Men's)
3) South Africa(PE) 2012-2013- France (12) vs New Zealand (47) (IRB 7s Men's)
4) England (London) 2012-2013- Australia (12) vs New Zealand (47) (IRB 7s Men's)
5) Rugby World Cup Final in Russia 2013- England (0) vs New Zealand (33) (IRB 7s Men's)
6) Australia (Gold Coast) 2013-2014- Australia (19) vs New Zealand(40) (IRB 7s Men's)
7) China (Guangzhou) 2013-2014- Australia (12) vs New Zealand (26) (IRB 7s Women's)
8) Scotland (Glasgow) 2013-2014- Canada (7) vs New Zealand (54) (IRB 7's Men's)
9) England (London) 2013-2014- Australia (33) vs New Zealand (52) (IRB 7's Men's)
10) Scotland (Glasgow) 2014 Commonwealth games Bronze medal match – Australia (33) vs Samoa (12) (IRB 7s Men’s)
11) Dubai 2014-2015 – Australia (17) vs New Zealand (19) (IRB 7s Women’s)
12) Australia (Gold Coast) - 2014-2015 Fiji (31) vs Samoa (26) (IRB 7s Men’s)
13) USA (Atlanta) – 2014-2015 New Zealand (50) vs USA (12) (IRB 7s Women’s)
14) Hong Kong 2014-2015 - New Zealand (19)vs Fiji (33) (IRB 7s Men’s)
15) Scotland (Glasgow) 2014-2015 - New Zealand (17) vs Fiji (24) (IRB 7s Men’s)
16) Australia (Sydney) 2015-2016 - New Zealand (27) vs Australia (24) (IRB 7s Men’s)
17) USA (Las Vegas) 2015-2016 – Fiji (21) vs Australia (15) (IRB 7s Men’s)
18) Olympic games in RIO- Brazil 2016- Fiji (43) vs Great Britain (7) (World Rugby Olympics)

2 Vodacom Cup semi-finals 2011, 2012
1 Varsity Cup final 2012
3 U19 Currie Ccup finals 2010, 2011, 2012
2 U21 Currie Cup finals 2013, 2014
1 Currie Cup final 2015
SA Rugby Referee of the Year 2015 & 2016
World Rugby Referee of the Year 2016
Test debut 2016
Super Rugby debut 2016

Favourite international sportsperson:

Usain bolt

Family connection to the sport:

They are all runners.

Motivators:

My parents.

Who would you like to meet:

Zinadine Zidane

Hero/Mentor:

My mum and dad

Advice for new recruits:

Refereeing is a great sport to evolve holistically with lots of travel and adventure.

Outside interests:

Trial running.

Did you know?

I Love fishing.

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