SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for Week #5 of the 2018 Super Rugby season. 

There is just the one Friday night match this week with Shuhei Kubo from Japan taking charge of the Chiefs versus Bulls match in Hamilton. The pick of the Saturday matches is the New Zealand derby when the Highlanders host the Crusaders at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, with Nick Briant given the whistle. Fresh from their away win over the Lions last week the Blues travel to Cape Town to play the Stormers where Nic Berry will take charge of the match. The action closes with a Sunday match in Sydney when Brendan Pickerill will take charge of the match between the Waratahs and the high-flying Rebels. 


Match  Chiefs v Bulls @ FMG Stadium, Hamilton 
Date  Friday 16 March
Kick-off  19:35 local
Referee  Shuhei Kubo
AR1  Mike Fraser
AR2  Richard Kely
TMO  Shane McDermott


Match  Highlanders v Crusaders @ Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin        
Date  Saturday 17 March
Kick-off  19:35 local
Referee  Nick Briant
AR1  Mike Fraser
AR2  James Doleman
TMO  Glenn Newman


Match  Brumbies v Sharks @ GIO Stadium, Canberra
Date  Saturday 17 March
Kick-off  19:45 local
Referee  Glen Jackson
AR1  Will Houston
AR2  James Leckie
TMO  Ian Smith


Match  Stormers v Blues @ DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Date  Saturday 17 March
Kick-off  15:05 local
Referee  Nic Berry
AR1  AJ Jacobs
AR2  Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO  Christie du Preez


Match  Lions v Sunwolves @ Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Date  Saturday 17 March
Kick-off  17:15 local
Referee  Rasta Rasivhenge
AR1  Egon Seconds
AR2  Stephan Geldenhuys
TMO  Willie Vos


Match  Jaguares v Reds @ Estadio Jose Amalfitani, Buenos Aires
Date  Saturday 17 March
Kick-off  18:40 local
Referee  Paul Williams
AR1  Jamie Nutbrown
AR2  Pablo Deluca
TMO  Santiago Borsani


Match  Waratahs v Rebels @ Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Date  Sunday 18 March
Kick-off  16:05 local
Referee  Brendan Pickerill
AR1  Federico Anselmi
AR2  Graham Cooper
TMO  Damien Mitchelmore

Bye: Hurricanes