Welcome to the WP Refs Society Website

The Western Province Rugby Referees’ Society is an affiliate of the Western Province Rugby Union.  It is responsible for the recruitment, training, grading and appointment of referees to all sanctioned games in the Province, primarily at club level but also to school games where possible.

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Vaccination Circular

Please see the following documents regarding the vaccination position within the rugby organisations in South Africa. Below are the documents mentioned above; click to open/download: Circular letter to clubs Government Gazette 45329 General Meeting Presentation 2022...

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Newsletter – Start of Season

With the new season starting today, the Chairperson has published a newsletter with relevant information. Download here: WPRRS Newsletter February...

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It’s OFFICIAL! Long has she been knocking on the door for an opening towards the higher ranks. This Saturday 13 July 2024 she gets that opportunity. Match Details:Competition: SA Women’s 1st divisionTeams: Leopard’s Woman vs Griquas WomenTime: 12:00Venue: Olën Park, PotchefstroomREFEREE: MARTIE MOSTERTWe are extremely happy and proud of this young lady’s hard work and achievement. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are honoured as an organization to be part of the U20 World Rugby Championships. Providing Sideline Management of a professional quality is the objective and adding value to the game is the purpose. Thank you to the following members for their service: SIDELINE MANAGERSSamuel MahlatsiJoey SalmansPMR WR APPWihan SwartMartie MostertZanri BreytenbachTIMEKEEPERSAshley MacKayEddie DouglasAR 4 & 5Dyllan FranckeJaco SmithWickus NellLloyd HagglundLwazi Maxela ... See MoreSee Less
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It is our vision to SUPPORT the DEVELOPMENT of referees of WORLD STANDARD that are willing to serve rugby at all levels in Western Province, South Africa and in World Rugby.


To achieve our vision, we believe that we need to be successful at the following:

–  Building a working relationship with Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU)and the South African Rugby Referees’ Society (SARRA) based on trust and mutual respect.

–  Developing referees at all levels in the Society that are equitably representative of the rugby-playing public in Western Province and South Africa.

–  Providing training and development programmes and referees’ coaches of worldstandard.

–  Providing opportunities that will equip sufficient referees to deliver an effective service at all levels.

–  Ensuring that all referees have thorough knowledge of rugby laws and meet the fitness requirements.

–  Delivering efficient and well-maintained business and financial systems.

–  Organising systematic and well-planned appointments of referees to all games in Western Province Rugby.

  Meaningful recommendations to SARRA regarding laws and changes to laws that can improve the game of rugby.


We believe in the following values:

ACCOUNTABILITY:  We are accountable and responsible in everything we do.

TRUSTWORTHTY:  We can be trusted that we will always act with integrity and honesty at all times.

MUTUAL RESPECT: We will treat every person with respect and human dignity.

TRUTH TELLING: We will be transparent and honest in our communications, in order to reach a mutual understanding with people we encounter.

PROFESSIONALISM: We will always be highly motivated in everything we do and act with dignity and respect of our profession.

TOTAL COMMITMENT: We will be loyal and committed to our members and rugby as a whole