Egon Seconds becomes the first SA pro player to ref Super Rugby

SA‚ New Zealand‚ Australia and Argentina (Sanzaar) announced Seconds as one of 19 referees‚ and six South African refs‚ on the panel for Super Rugby 2017 on Monday.

GOOD NEWS: Egon Seconds becomes first Pro player to Ref Super Rugby. Photo Credit : © Tertius Pickard Gallo Images

According to Times Live, Seconds‚ 36‚ has gradually worked his way up through the club and provincial ranks since retiring as a player at the end of 2010.

The former wing played 88 matches for WP‚ scoring 77 tries‚ 11 games for the Stormers and also spent two seasons at Griquas. In all he played 125 first class games and scored 89 tries.

After rugby he has worked in the corporate world and briefly dabbled in amateur boxing as a way for staying fit.

Seconds is one of four former Super Rugby players on the referee team‚ which team comprises seven New Zealanders‚ six South Africans‚ four Australians and one representative each from Japan and Argentina. The others are Glen Jackson‚ Nic Berry and Jamie Nutbrown.

During his playing days‚ Seconds featured in eight HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournaments for the Blitzboks between 2001 and 2005. He was a member of the South African team that won a bronze medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester‚ England.

For the full story read here: Times Live