Super Rugby Round #17 Referees

04 Jun 2019
Super Rugby Round #17 Referees

The referee appointments for Round #17 of the 2019 Super Rugby season are now confirmed.

The seven-match Round 17 kicks-off in Dunedin where Angus Gardner will be in charge of the Highlanders versus Bulls clash which is a last chance, must-win match for the home team. The same evening Brendon Pickerill will referee the Reds versus Blues match in Brisbane where there is a mathematical chance that the visitors can still make the Finals, albeit a slim one.

There are five matches on Saturday with proceedings starting in Christchurch where the Crusaders host the Rebels whose Finals hopes are slipping away after a home loss to the Waratahs last round. Glen Jackson will be in charge, while fellow Kiwi referee Ben O'Keeffe has the whistle for the crucial Australian Conference derby between the Waratahs and Brumbies Sydney - the 'Tahs Finals hopes are still alive but nothing short of a victory is required. Meanwhile, in Johannesburg the Lions [second in South African Conference] play the Hurricanes [second in New Zealand Conference] with Jaco Peyper the referee.

The Stormers play the Sunwolves in Cape Town where the home side will be searching for a bonus point win as they currently lie 5th in the Conference but only five points behind the second-placed Lions. The final match of the round sees the in-form Jaguares, leaders of South African Conference, host the Sharks [4th] in Buenos Aires as the Argentinean side seek to secure a home quarter-final. The referee is Nick Briant.

Match  Highlanders v Bulls @ Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Date  Friday 7 June
Kick-off  19:35 local
Referee  Angus Gardner
AR1  Paul Williams
AR2  James Munro
TMO  Ben Skeen

 

Match  Reds v Blues @ Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Date  Friday 7 June
Kick-off  19:45 local
Referee  Brendon Pickerill
AR1  Mike Fraser
AR2  Jordan Way
TMO  James Leckie

 

Match  Crusaders v Rebels @ Christchurch Stadium Christchurch
Date  Saturday 8 June
Kick-off  19:35 local
Referee  Glen Jackson
AR1  Paul Williams
AR2  James Munro
TMO  Ben Skeen

 

Match  Waratahs v Brumbies @ Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
Date  Saturday 8 June
Kick-off  19:45 local
Referee  Ben O'Keeffe
AR1  Mike Fraser
AR2  Jordan way
TMO  George Ayoub

 

Match  Lions v Hurricanes @ Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg
Date  Saturday 8 June
Kick-off  15:05 local
Referee  Jaco Peyper
AR1  Egon Seconds
AR2  Stefan Geldenhuys
TMO  Willie Vos

 

Match  Stormers v Sunwolves @ DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Date  Saturday 8 June
Kick-off  17:15 local
Referee  AJ Jacobs 
AR1  Marius van der Westhuizen
AR2  Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO  Christie du Preez

 

Match  Jaguares v Sharks @ Jose Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires
Date  Saturday 8 June
Kick-off  16:40 local
Referee  Nick Briant
AR1  Federico Anselmi
AR2  Damian Schneider
TMO  Marius Jonker

 

Bye: Chiefs