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Cheetahs get Pro


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Cheetahs, In the news, Super 14 on 24 Feb 2010 at 15:04
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No, my grammar is not all messed up.

Stuart Dickinson is injured and has had to withdraw from the Super 14 match between the Cheetahs and the Highlanders in Bloemfontein. His place is taken by Pro Legoete of South Africa.

The change has also meant that Andrew Lees of Australia will no longer be an assistant referee, his place taken by Cobus Wessels while Craig Joubert, who is refereeing at Newlands the night before, will take the place of Stu Berry as an assistant referee.

Always a bridesmaid but never a bride; always and assistant referee but never a referee. For the second week in a row this has proved not to be the case for Pro Legoete of the Golden Lions, the 19th time he had been assistant referee in a Super Rugby match.

Last weekend he was an assistant referee in Durban when the Sharks played the Cheetahs and replaced Jonathan Kaplan at half-time when a virus stopped Kaplan’s performance. The transition from Kaplan to Legoete was a smooth one and the match proceeded without problems, in fact with a calm, confident performance by the man refereeing a Super Rugby match for the first time.

This will be Legoete’s first appointment to a Super 14 match, not that he is a stranger to refereeing in Super 14 as he has regularly been an assistant referee at such matches, in South Africa and in Australasia. and he has three Tests on his CV.

Legoete, whose first name is really Lesego, became South Africa’s 63rd Test referee in 2008 when he refereed a Test between Romania and Uruguay in Bucharest. Last year he did his fourth Test, appointed by the International Rugby Board to a World Cup qualifier between Uganda and Kenya.

Born and bred in Johannesburg on 19 October 1976 Legoete went to Mondeor High School in the south of Johannesburg before going on to Rand Afrikaans University, now part of the University of Johannesburg. Always a keen sportsman his fellows nicknamed him Pro. At RAU he played fullback, centre and flyhalf for the university’s first XV and represented South Africa at the 1996 Students’ World Cup.

For a while he worked for the United Cricket Board but is now a student advisor at the University.

In 2001, aged 25, he joined the Golden Lions Referees’ Society where he has made steady progress, currently one of the top six referees in South Africa.

Article courtesy of Rugby 365.



34 Comments

  • Good thing I went with the Cheetahs on SB. :lol:

    The Game was ours last week when we had the best ref in SA and then when the ref changed we suddenly lost the game.

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.02.10 15:07:12 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • i went with a draw in this game. Just could not pick a winner

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.02.10 15:10:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    should be easy now

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.02.10 15:12:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Defenite victory for Cheaters :twisted:

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.02.10 15:12:30 by Charlie Reply

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  • I bet Stu is pissed at being pulled off the touchline. :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.02.10 15:13:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Why do you guys make predictions so early on S/bru?

    Shouldn`t you at least wait till thursday to hear about last minute injuries or in some cases even the team announcement?

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.02.10 16:02:00 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 6) :

    Team changes very seldom change the outcome of the game IMO.

    VERY few KEY players whose exclusion will change a team from being the winner to the loser due to their absence IMO.

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.02.10 16:06:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Good call Rob Highlanders to bounce back :razz:

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.02.10 16:27:12 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 8) : :mrgreen:

    Drawing with the Cheetahs is not what we’d call a bounce back. :razz:

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.02.10 16:32:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) : I saw your bounce back against them last week at home ! :smile:

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.02.10 16:37:31 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 10) :

    We bounced like a brick. :oops: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.02.10 16:40:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 10) : ouch! Touche…

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.02.10 16:40:55 by robdylan Reply
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    @robdylan (Comment 12) :

    Look at those timestamps. :grin:

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.02.10 16:43:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 13) : tends to screw up the “recent comments” list when we do that :)

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.02.10 16:45:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : @robdylan (Comment 14) : Sorry ! Will pop out now and give the system time to recover !

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.02.10 16:53:56 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 15) : wasn’t your fault… was KSA and me getting in each other’s way as usual!

    You need a pic, dude :)

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.02.10 17:04:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : I disagree of course. Sure some guys doesn`t really make a difference but you never know who might pull out thursday afternoon.

    Example, Lambie gets drafted into Stefans` place . .

    That might make a bit of a difference.

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.02.10 17:05:35 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) :

    That IS his pic. He is a Kiwi, there is VERY little sun down there. :wink:

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.02.10 17:07:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :shock: For a moment I thought the Cheetahs were getting PROstitutes :oops:

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.02.10 17:32:07 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 19) : :shock: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.02.10 17:59:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : Rob re pic i’ve tried a couple ….are they too big….it says they have been submitted for review ….may need some help

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.02.10 18:15:47 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 18) : lol as the Sharks are about to find out :cool:

    I’m starting to feel the pressure now …pic wise !

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.02.10 18:17:41 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 21) :

    If it is to big then mail it to Rob or i and we’ll post it for you.

    Although the page says 5mb I think anything bigger than 1Mb is a problem.

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.02.10 18:20:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) : Cheers i’ll mail it to Rob now ….plus if posted it may get me close to my first star…….i’m starting to sound like my daughter.

    Thanks for the help

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.02.10 18:27:10 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 24) :

    Now worries that’s what we are here for. email it to [email protected]…. and one of us will do it straight away. (Help you towards that star) :wink:

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.02.10 18:31:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : Pic sent i’ve modelled it on yours ! that mustr be worth extra points ! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.02.10 18:34:05 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 26) : what a good-looking dude :) In a completely platonic way, of course :)

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.02.10 18:41:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) : We could be brothers ….was your father in the navy ! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.02.10 18:46:25 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 28) : uh oh :)

    You have too much hair, though.

  • Comment 29, posted at 24.02.10 19:03:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 28) : well done on the star

  • Comment 30, posted at 24.02.10 19:06:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) : :grin:

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.02.10 19:07:27 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • You guys should just get a room already!

  • Comment 32, posted at 25.02.10 07:25:26 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 32) :

    I think they did, It got awfully quite in here after that exchange. :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 25.02.10 07:31:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :o ;-)

  • Comment 34, posted at 25.02.10 07:32:54 by Charmaine Reply

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