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Walsh to referee Super Rugby Final

30th July 2012 06:49

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Man in the middle: Steve Walsh

SANZAR have confirmed that referee Steve Walsh will oversee the 2012 Super Rugby Final between the Chiefs and the Sharks.

New Zealand Conference champions will host the sixth-placed wildcard finishers at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday.

Craig Joubert and Keith Brown will patrol the touchlines while Garratt Williamson is the video ref.

"Steve thoroughly deserves this appointment to the Final, having been arguably our most consistent performer in the middle, throughout this competition," said SANZAR Game Manager Lyndon Bray.

"Steve is in great form and he will contribute to what should be an outstanding Final."

Bray commented that it is always a proud moment for an official to represent the referee team in a Final.

2012 Super Rugby Final

Chiefs v Sharks
Date: Saturday, 4 August
Venue: Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Kick-off 19:35 (09:35 SA time; 07:35 GMT)
Referee: Steve Walsh
Assistant referees: Craig Joubert, Keith Brown
Assistant referees: Garratt Williamson

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