Super Rugby referees for Rounds 1-3

Date published: January 16 2015

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The match officials for the opening three rounds of Super Rugby action have been confirmed, with Nick Briant landing the season opener in Christchurch.

Round 1, February 13-15

Crusaders vs Melbourne Rebels at AMI Stadium, Addington, Christchurch
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)

Brumbies vs Reds at GIO Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)

Lions vs Hurricanes at Ellis Park
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann (Australia)
Assistant referees: Andrew Lees (Australia), Lesego Legoete (South Africa)
Television match officials: Johan Greeff (South Africa)

Blues vs Chiefs at North Harbour Stadium, Albany
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)

Sharks vs Cheetahs at Kings Park, Durban
Referee: Craig Joubert/Jason Jaftha (South Africa)
Assistant referees: tbc, Archie Sehlako (South Africa)
Television match officials: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Bulls vs Stormers at Loftus Versfeld
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jaco van Heerden (South Africa), Stephan Geldenhuys (South Africa)
Television match officials: Johan Greeff (South Africa)

Waratahs vs Western Force at Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)

Round 2, February 20-21

Chiefs vs Brumbies at Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)

Melbourne Rebels vs Waratahs at AAMI Park, Melbourne
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)

Bulls vs Hurricanes at Loftus Versfeld
Referee: Andrew Lees (Australia)
Assistant referees: Rohan Hoffmann (Australia), Ben Crouse (South Africa)
Television match officials: Johan Greeff (South Africa)

Highlanders vs Crusaders at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)

Reds vs Western Force at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)

Stormers vs Blues at Newlands
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), Quinton Immelman (South Africa)
Television match officials: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Sharks vs Lions at Kings Park
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann (Australia)
Assistant referees: Andrew Lees (Australia), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match officials: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Round 3, February 27-28

Highlanders vs Reds at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)

Western Force vs Hurricanes at nib Stadium, Perth
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)

Cheetahs vs Blues at Free State Rugby Stadium
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann (Australia)
Assistant referees: Andrew Lees (Australia), Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Television match officials: Johan Greeff (South Africa)

Chiefs vs Crusaders at Waikato Stadium
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)

Melbourne Rebels vs Brumbies at AAMI Park, Melbourne
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)

Bulls vs Sharks at Loftus Versfeld
Referee: Jaco van Heerden/Jason Jaftha (South Africa)
Assistant referees: tba, Ben Crouse (South Africa)
Television match officials: Johan Greeff (South Africa)

Lions vs Stormers at Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Lesego Legoete (South Africa), Stephan Geldenhuys Stephan (South Africa)
Television match officials: Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)

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