Angus Gardner started refereeing in 1999 at age 15 at Shore School in North Sydney after injuring his back. He made his Super Rugby debut in 2012 and broke through at tier 1 test level in 2016 and has refereed in all the major test match windows since then, including 6 Nations and The Rugby Championship. He is now one of the most experienced Super Rugby referees having taken charge of 72 matches. In 2018 he refereed his first Super Rugby Final, between the Crusaders and Lions in Christchurch, and he was named the World Rugby Referee of the Year. In 2019 he refereed 10 Super Rugby matches and refereed at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. He has been appointed to referee Wales v Scotland in the 2020 Six Nations.