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Kenya Cup ref set for Cape Town 7s duty
By Eric Njiru | Fri 07 Dec, 2018 15:51

Kenya Cup referee Victor Oduor(pictured in purple) will be one of the assistant referees at this weekend's Cape Town 7s- second leg of 2018/19 HSBC World Sevens Series in South Africa. 

Oduor will be one of the eight ARs that will be assisting eight other referees for the two-day event in South Africa.

The Kenya Cup referee is joined by Ashleigh Murray, Christopher Allison, Eduan Nel, Johre Botha, Griffin Colby, Phumzile Mbewu and Divan Uys all who are already in South Africa.

Ocuor has officiated key matches in Africa as well as being an assistant referee in a number of World Rugby events. 

Meanwhile, South African referee Rasta Rasivhenge is set to make his last HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series appearance this weekend when he takes the whistle at Cape Town 7s, after he decided to turn his full attention to refereeing in fifteens from the start of the 2019 season.

World Rugby Sevens Referee Manager Paddy O’Brien said Rasivhenge has been the most successful Sevens Referee in the history of the game, having refereed the Olympic Final in Rio in 2016, and the RWC Sevens Finals of 2013 (Moscow) and 2018 (San Francisco), plus countless play-off matches during his successful six year stint on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

“Rasta was given an opportunity to referee in the 2018 Vodacom Super Rugby competition and as a result of impressing the Sanzaar Management in his debut year, it is important that he now concentrate on the longer form of the game without the distraction of Sevens so he can be given the opportunity to reach his full potential,” said O’Brien.

Cape Town 7s fixtures
11.15am Scotland vs Canada
11.37am Australia vs Wales 
11.59am Fiji vs France 
12.21pm England vs Kenya 
12.43pm Argentina vs Spain 
1.05pm USA vs Japan
1.27pm South Africa vs Samoa 
1.49pm New Zealand vs Zimbabwe

2.36pm Scotland vs Wales 
2.58pm Australia vs Canada
3.20pm Fiji vs Kenya 
3.42pm England vs France 
4.04pm Argentina vs Japan 
4.26pm USA vs Spain 
4.48pm South Africa vs Zimbabwe 
5.10pm New Zealand vs Samoa

5.57pm Canada vs Wales 
6.10pm Australia vs Scotland
6.41pm France vs Kenya 
7.03pm England vs Fiji 
7.50pm Spain vs Japan 
8.12pm USA vs Argentina
8.34pm Samoa vs Zimbabwe 
8.56pm New Zealand vs South Africa

Sunday
11.36pm Challenge Trophy quarters 
1.04pm Cup quarters

8.44pm Cup final

Eric Njiru
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