Willem (Willie) Vos

Born: 14 August 1965
Married to: Ina
Height: 1.8
Weight: 95 Kg
Home province: Golden Lions
School attended: Hoƫrskool Vorentoe
Favourite country: South Africa
Favourite food: Boerekos

Rugby history:

Played at school first team and RAU under 20.  

Why You chose to become a referee:

Went to the Army in 1989 and wanted to be part of Rugby. I could not play anymore, but started as a Referee.

Refereeing history:

Became a Referee in 1989.

Registered at the Lions Rugby Referee Society in 1992.

GLRRA Pirates League Referee in 1995.

SARU Panel referee in 1998.

SARU TMO in 2014 till date.

Career highlights:

Refereed Craven Week Final 1999.

Refereed over 500 school and club games.

Chairman of Lions Rugby referees Society for 5 years.

TMO first Super Rugby game in 2015 - Sharks vs Crusaders.

Favourite international sportsperson:

Warren Whitely

Family connection to the sport:


Who would you like to meet:

The Best Referee in the world.


Mark Lawrence

Advice for new recruits:

Keep at it

Outside interests:

Family, Travel, Bird watching and Hunting.

Did you know?

Played Transvaal Primary Schools Craven Week as Centre - 1978 advert