SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for Week #8 of the 2018 Super Rugby season. 

The six-match round kicks-off on Friday night when the Hurricanes host the Sharks at McLean Park in Napier. The match will be refereed by Nic Berry, while Angus Gardner will take charge of the match in Tokyo between the Sunwolves and Waratahs on Saturday. Paul Williams returns to duty later that day in New Zealand taking charge of the North Island Battle of the Bombay Hills when Chiefs host the Blues. The South Africa derby between the Lions and Stormers will be refereed by Jaco Peyper while Ben O'Keeffe looks after the all-Aussie affair between the Brumbies and Reds in Canberra.

Match  Hurricanes v Sharks  @ McLean Park, Napier
Date  Friday 6 April
Kick-off  19:35 local
Referee  Nic Berry
AR1  Brendon Pickerill
AR2  Angus Mabey
TMO  Aaron Paterson


Match  Sunwolves v Waratahs @ Prince Chichibu Stadium, Tokyo   
Date  Saturday 7 April
Kick-off  14:15 local
Referee  Angus Gardner
AR1  Shuhei Kubo
AR2  Tasuku Kawahara
TMO  Minoru Fuji


Match  Chiefs v Blues @ FMG Stadium, Hamilton
Date  Saturday 7 April
Kick-off  19:35 local
Referee  Paul Williams
AR1  Brendon Pickerill
AR2  Glen Jackson
TMO  Aaron Paterson


Match  Brumbies v Reds @ GIO Stadium, Canberra
Date  Saturday 31 March
Kick-off  19:45 local
Referee  Ben O'Keeffe
AR1  Nick Briant
AR2  James Leckie
TMO  George Ayoub


Match  Lions v Stormers @ Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Date  Saturday 7 April
Kick-off  17:15 local
Referee  Jaco Peyper
AR1  Rasta Rasivhenge
AR2  AJ Jacobs
TMO  Willie Vos


Match  Jaguares v Crusaders @ Estadio Jose Amalfitani, Buenos Aires
Date Saturday 7 April
Kick-off  18:40 local
Referee Marius van der Westhuizen
AR1  Federico Anselmi
AR2  Pablo Deluca
TMO  Santiago Borsani


Bye: Bulls, Rebels, Highlanders