Craig Joubert will be one of the standing umpires when the Proteas take on the Springboks, while Rilee Rossouw has been withdrawn from the squad for the clash on Friday.
Joubert to Umpire Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup
South Africa’s top Rugby Referee, Craig Joubert, has been appointed as one of the two men in the middle for the Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup match at the Wanderers Stadium on Friday.
Joubert will umpire the T20 match alongside Patrick Jele. The 37-year-old made his umpiring debut earlier this year when he officiated in the first match bewteen the two teams and he’s been trying to sharpen his skills in the lead up to the clash.
‘It was a great experience standing in the middle during the first encounter between the Boks and the Proteas,’ said Joubert.
‘I have always loved and supported cricket and the Proteas. I watched the recent ODI series in Australia with much interest, supporting our boys and keeping an eye on the umpires to pick up a few tips!
‘To be part of this great occasion is a real thrill for me and I’m looking forward to the match on Friday,’ concluded the man who blew the Super Rugby final this year.
Rossouw out of Legacy Cup
Rilee Rossouw has been withdrawn from the Proteas squad as a precaution due to a finger injury. He will be replaced by Highveld Lions batsman, Temba Bavuma.
Fans have been encouraged to come early and participate in the festivities at the stadium. Gates open at 15h00 and the match starts at 18h30.
From an entertainment perspective, legendary South African artist, Johnny Clegg will perform on the day. He will be joined by award winning rock group, Prime Circle who will entertain fans before the match.
Fans will also get the opportunity to be part of the autograph session with selected members of both teams.