SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for Week #16 of the 2018 Super Rugby season. 

No South Africa Conference matches this week and the five-match round kicks-off on Friday night with a Kiwi blockbuster that sees the Highlanders host the Hurricanes in Dunedin where Ben O'Keeffe has the whistle. On Saturday Nick Briant will referee the Blues versus Rebels in Auckland while Nick Berry is in the middle for the other big Kiwi clash of the weekend when the Chiefs host the Crusaders in Hamilton. Angus Gardner will referee the clash between old foes the Reds and Waratahs in Brisbane on Saturday night, while Rasta Rasivhenge will referee the Brumbies versus Sunwolves match in Canberra on Sunday.

Match  Highlanders v Hurricanes @ Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Date  Friday 1 June
Kick-off  19:35 local
Referee  Ben O'Keeffe
AR1  Angus Mabey
AR2  Mike Lash
TMO  Aaron Paterson


Match  Blues v Rebels @ Eden Park, Auckland
Date  Saturday 2 June
Kick-off  17:15 local
Referee  Nick Briant
AR1  Brendon Pickerill
AR2  Angus Mabey
TMO  Ben Skeen


Match  Chiefs v Crusaders @ FMG Stadium, Hamilton
Date  Saturday 2 June
Kick-off  19:35 local
Referee  Nic Berry
AR1  Richard Kelly
AR2  Cam Stone
TMO  Glenn Newman


Match  Reds v Waratahs @ Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Date  Saturday 2 June
Kick-off  19:45 local
Referee  Angus Gardner
AR1  Will Houston
AR2  Jordan Way
TMO  Damien Mitchelmore


Match  Brumbies v Sunwolves @ GIO Stadium, Canberra
Date  Sunday 3 June
Kick-off  16:05 local
Referee  Rasta Rasivhenge
AR1  Will Houston
AR2  Graham Cooper
TMO  George Ayoub


Bye: No South Africa Conference matches