Federico Anselmi was born in Mendoza, Argentina and started his refereeing career on the World Sevens circuit in 2009, making his debut in Dubai. He capped his Sevens career by officiating at the 2016 Olympic Games Sevens. In 2014 he refereed at the U20s World Rugby Championship in New Zealand and in 2015 he was part of the World Rugby Referee Squad as an Assistant Referee. He made his Super Rugby debut in 2016 with his first game being the Cheetahs versus Kings in Bloemfontein. He will start the 2020 season in the 6 Nations as an assistant referee before returning to action in Super Rugby.