Renowned TMO Veldsman calls it a day



Cape City – Former referee and famend tv match official (TMO) Shaun Veldsman has referred to as it a day.

Veldsman was on obligation as TMO for the final time throughout Saturday’s Currie Cup last between the Free State Cheetahs and Golden Lions in Bloemfontein.

He had a profession spanning over 20 years.

SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux heaped reward on Veldsman by way of a press assertion: “I want to take this chance to thank Shaun for his implausible service as a referee and TMO during the last 20 years and to want him properly for his future endeavours.

“Throughout his years as a referee he officiated three Checks, took cost of the 2003 Currie Cup last and held the whistle in two U19 World Championships, amongst different worldwide tournaments.

“After hanging up his whistle as a referee, Shaun continued to offer again to the sport as a TMO, the place he made his mark within the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups – dealing with the TMO duties within the 2015 World Cup last – the 2016 Six Nations and the 2018 Currie Cup last, amongst different worldwide tournaments.

“It’s becoming that he retires from the sport in SA’s premier home competitors, the place he served in each these roles.”

The Cheetahs gained the Currie Cup once they edged the Lions 31-28 in Saturday’s last at Free State Stadium.

It was Free State’s fifth outright Currie Cup win, with the union additionally sharing the title as soon as with the Blue Bulls in 2006.





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