The referee appointments for Round #2 of the 2019 Super Rugby season are now confirmed. 

Round 2 kicks-off on Friday night with a Trans-Tasman clash between the Highlanders and Reds in Dunedin where Argentina's Federico Anselmi will be the referee. Saturday action kicks-off in Tokyo where AJ Jacobs [see photo] will make his Super Rugby referee debut when the Sunwolves host the Waratahs.   

Angus Gardner will referee the Brumbies versus Chiefs in Canberra before heading to the north where he is officiating in the 6 Nations later this month. Ben O'Keeffe will also head north to 6 Nations action after he takes charge of the all-Kiwi battle in Christchurch where Crusaders host Hurricanes in a repeat of the 2018 semi-final. Referee Pod D will again be in action in Buenos Aires where the Jaguares host the Bulls with Brendon Pickerill the appointed match referee.

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Match  Highlanders v Reds @ Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Date  Friday 22 February
Kick-off  19:35 local
Referee  Federico Anselmi 
AR1  Nick Briant
AR2  James Doleman
TMO  Glenn Newman


Match  Sunwolves v Waratahs @ Prince Chichibu Stadium Tokyo
Date  Saturday 23 February
Kick-off  13:15 local
Referee  AJ Jacobs
AR1  Marius van der Westhuizen
AR2  Shuhei Kubo
TMO  Minoru Fuji


Match  Crusaders v Hurricanes @ Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch
Date  Saturday 23 February
Kick-off  19:35 local
Referee  Ben O'Keeffe
AR1  Federico Anselmi
AR2  Nick Briant
TMO  Glenn Newman


Match  Brumbies v Chiefs @ GIO Stadium, Canberra
Date  Saturday 23 February
Kick-off  19:45 local
Referee  Angus Gardner
AR1  Damon Murphy
AR2  Graham Cooper
TMO  Ian Smith


Match  Sharks v Blues @ Jonsson Kings Park, Durban
Date  Saturday 23 February
Kick-off  15:05 local
Referee  Paul Williams
AR1  Cwengile Jadezweni
AR2  Griffon Colby
TMO  Marius Jonker


Match  Stormers v Lions @ DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Date  Saturday 23 February
Kick-off  17:15 local
Referee  Egon Seconds
AR1  Divan Uys
AR2  Aimee Barrat-Theron
TMO  Christie du Preez


Match  Jaguares v Bulls @ Jose Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires
Date  Saturday 23 February
Kick-off  18:40 local
Referee  Brendon Pickerill
AR1  Rasta Rasivhenge
AR2  Mike Fraser
TMO  Santiago Borsani


Bye: Rebels