A member of New Zealand Rugby’s referee panel since 2007, Mike Fraser became a Test referee in November 2013, five months after overseeing the 2013 Junior World Championship final in France. Now an experienced member of the SANZAAR referee panel, closing in on 50 Super Rugby games, he controlled his first Super Rugby playoff game in 2018 after another year of consistent performances. He will miss the first few rounds of Super Rugby in 2020 due to appointments as assistant referee in the 2020 Six Nations.