Weekend referees for Asia Rugby Championship, Aviva Premiership, PRO12, Super Rugby and Army v Navy

Referee Greg Macdonald talks to Captains Ryan Hodson and Rhys Walker, Ealing Trailfinders v London Welsh in a Greene King IPA Championship match at Castle Bar, Vallis Way, West Ealing, London, England, on 26th March 2016

Another busy weekend for match officials across the globe. At the Prince Chichibu Stadium in Tokyo, Matthew Rodden of Hong Kong oversees the second match in the 2017 Asia Rugby Championship as Japan take on Korea.  In the UK, the Pro12 and Aviva Premiership are both near the end of their regular seasons as the semi-final play off participants become clear.

It’s round 10 of the Super Rugby season with Boli Anselmi of Argentina heading for a Bloemfontein to watch over the Cheetahs vs Crusaders tie up.

And in one of those historic matches that populate the global rugby calendar,  Greg Macdonald of the RFU (pictured above) will whistle this years Army v Navy match – the 100th such match – which will be overseen by over 80,000 UK armed forces personnel.  Hoping he doesn’t manage a 29-29 draw like last year.

Wherever you’re at this weekend, enjoy your rugby!


Asia Rugby Championship

Japan v Korea
Referee: Matthew Rodden (Hong Kong)
ARs: Timothy Baker & Patrick Kwok Tsz Kin (both Hong Kong)

Inter Services Match

Army v Navy
Referee: Greg Macdonald
ARs: Gareth Copsey & Andy Watson
TMO: Trevor Fisher

Aviva Premiership

Harlequins v Wasps
Referee: Wayne Barnes
ARs: Paul Dix & Simon McConnell
TMO: Sean Davey

Newcastle Falcons v Worcester Warriors
Referee: Greg Garner
ARs: John Meredith & Roger Baileff
TMO: Stuart Terheege

Saracens v Bristol
Referee: Andrew Jackson
ARs: Anthony Woodthorpe & Paul Burton
TMO: David Rose

Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
ARs: Nigel Carrick & Matthew O’Grady
TMO: Geoff Warren

Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints
Referee: JP Doyle
ARs: Jack Makepeace & Ross Campbell
TMO: David Grashoff

Bath v Gloucester
Referee: Matthew Carley
ARs: Wayne Falla & Adam Leal
TMO: Keith Lewis


PRO 12, Round 21

Edinburgh v Dragons
Referee: Dan Jones
ARs: Wayne Davies & Cammy Rudkin
TMO: Jon Mason

Leinster v Glasgow Warriors
Referee: Marius Mitrea
ARs: Rhys Thomas & Simone Boaretto
TMO: Alan Falzone

Cardiff Blues v Zebre
Referee: Frank Murphy
ARs: Nigel Correll & Ben Whitehouse
TMO: Kevin Beggs

Connacht v Scarlets
Referee: Mike Adamson
ARs: Lloyd Linton & Helen O’Reilly
TMO: Charles Samson

Benetton Treviso v Munster
Referee: Ian Davies
ARs: Simon Rees & Andrea Piardi
TMO: Neil Hennessy

Ospreys v Ulster
Referee: John Lacey
ARs: George Clancy & Ben Whitehouse
TMO: Neil Paterson

Super Rugby, Round 10

Highlanders v Stormers
Referee: Glen Jackson (NZ)
ARs: Brendon Pickerill & James Doleman (both NZ)
TMO: Aaron Paterson (NZ)

Jaguares v Sharks
Referee: Jaco Peyper (SA)
ARs: Jaco van Heerden (SA), Damian Schneider (Arg)
TMO: Santiago Borsani (Arg)

Kings v Rebels
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (SA)
ARs: Egon Seconds & Rodney Boneparte (both SA)
TMO: Christie du Preez (SA)

Cheetahs v Crusaders
Referee: Federico Anselmi (Arg)
ARs: Nic Berry (Aus) & AJ Jacobs (SA)
TMO: Johan Greeff (SA)

Force v Lions
Referee: Mike Fraser (NZ)
ARs: Jamie Nutbrown (NZ) & Amy Perrett (Aus)
TMO: Damien Mitchelmore (Aus)

Reds v Waratahs
Referee: Paul Williams (NZ)
ARs: Jordan Way & Damon Murphy (both Aus)
TMO: Ian Smith (Aus)

Chiefs v Sunwolves
Referee: Will Houston (Aus)
ARs: Brendon Pickerill & Richard Kelly (both NZ)
TMO: Ben Skeen (NZ)

Brumbies v Blues
Referee: Nick Briant (NZ)
ARs: Ed Martin & Graham Cooper (both Aus)
TMO: George Ayoub (Aus)