Super Rugby referees for Rounds 1-3

Date published: January 16 2015

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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