Glen Jackson in Pink

Glen Jackson appointed to referee SuperRugby Final 2016

SANZAAR has announced that Glen Jackson has been appointed to referee the 2016 Super Rugby Final between the Hurricanes and Lions at Westpac Stadium, Wellington on Saturday 6 August. The 40-year-old New Zealander is a former fly-half who played for Bay of Plenty, Chiefs, Saracens (England) and New Zealand Maori. He helped Bay of Plenty…

SuperRugby 2016 semi-finals – referee, AR and TMO appointments

The appointments for the two semi finals have been announced by SAANZAR. With Craig Joubert unavailable due to his Olympic 7s duties, the referees will be as follows: Hurricanes v Chiefs at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington Date Saturday 30 July 2016, kick off 19:35 local Ref: Angus Gardner (Aus) ARs: Glen Jackson & Paul Williams…

SuperRugby quarter final referee, AR and TMO appointments

Here are the appointments for the last 8 round of the SuperRugby competition 2016: Brumbies v Highlanders @ GIO Stadium, Canberra Date: Friday 22 July 2016, Kick-Off: 18:00 local Referee: Angus Gardner AR1: Ben O’Keeffe AR2: Nic Berry TMO: George Ayoub Hurricanes v Sharks @ Westpac Stadium, Wellington Date: Saturday 23 July 2016, Kick-Off: 19:35 local Referee:…

Chris Pollock 200

Polly joins New Zealand’s 200 Club

New Zealand’s Chris Pollock will join a select group when he takes charge of his 200th first-class match in Wellington tomorrow. The Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Blues sees Pollock become just the fifth New Zealander to have the whistle for 200 first-class fixtures. Paddy O’Brien still leads the way with 221, followed by…

Amy Perrett to make Super Rugby history

One of Australia’s top referees, Amy Perrett will make history this weekend she runs as Assistant Referee in the clash between the Melbourne Rebels and the Stormers. In doing so, she will therefore become the first female to do so in the history of Super Rugby. Perrett is a product of the ARU’s Referee Pathways program and recently…

NIgel MBE intsag

Nigel Owens becomes MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Nigel Owens will become a Member of the Order of the British Empire after being named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. This tops a memorable last twelve months in which he refereed the World Cup Final, his sixth European cup final and comes just hours before he becomes the most capped referee when he officiates…

u20s Referees 2016

Referees arrive for World Rugby U20s Championships

Nine match officials, selected from Argentina, Australia, England, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa and Wales, have arrived in Manchester to take charge of the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship. Paul Williams (New Zealand), (clockwise from top left), Thomas Charabas (France), Graham Cooper (Australia), Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa), Juan Sylvestre (Argentina), Craig Maxwell Keys (England),  Andrew Brace (Ireland),…