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SARU Referee's for Botswana Test Match named

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Director of Coaching, Malindi Dlamini confirmed today that SARU have agreed to make available a referee and two referee assistance for the October 6th Test Match to be played against Botswana at the Mavuso Sports Centre. "Rugby Union President, Michael Collinson has been in contact with Andre Watson head of match officials at SARU and requested assistance from SARU. We all want the October 6th Test Match to be a huge success, with this in mind, Collinson thought it was best for all concerned...

 

 

if we used professional officials.This is out first home Test Match in twelve years and we want everything to go like clockwork. We have held international games in the past organised by the International Rugby Board, but thisthe two Test Matches to be playedeach year between Swaziland and Botswana is our initiative. The IRB have sanctioned theTest Matche', it's now up to the Swaziland and Botswana Rugby Union's to make it work" said Dlamini.

The three match officials are:- Referee, Lourens Van Der Merwe, Referee's Assistance, Lesego Legoete and Lihan Pretorius.