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Joubert gets Final

Mon, 29 Jul 2013 09:34
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He is certainly much in demand for top matches
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SANZAR appointed Craig Joubert to referee the Final of Super Rugby between the Chiefs and the Brumbies at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday.

This is Joubert's second Final.

In addition to Finals of Super Rugby, Joubert's has refereed a World Cup Final and a Currie Cup Final.

His next big appointment after this is the Bledisloe Cup match.

He is certainly much in demand for top matches.

The referees' support team are all New Zealanders - Chris Pollock, who refereed the first Test between Australia and the B&I Lions when Joubetr, the referee for the second Test, was his assistant, Garratt Williamson and, as TMO, Vinny Munro.

This is the Chiefs second home Final in succession. Last year they were also at Waikato Stadium when they beat the Sharks. That time Steve Walsh was the referee.

The appointments

Chiefs vs Brumbies
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Chris Pollock (New Zealand), Garratt Williamson (New Zealand)
Television match official: Vinny Munro

Referees for Super Rugby Finals

5 - André Watson
3 - Paddy O'Brien, Jonathan Kaplan
2 - Steve Walsh, Craig Joubert
1 - Freek Burger, Glen Wahlstrom, Wayne Erickson, Tappe Henning, Mark Lawrence, Bryce Lawrence

Finals

Super 10

1993: Transvaal vs Queensland, 20-17 at Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Freek Burger (South Africa)

1994: Queensland vs Natal, 21-10 at Ballymore, Brisbane
Referee; Glen Wahlstrom (New Zealand)

1995: Queensland vs Transvaal, 30-16 at Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Paddy O'Brien (New Zealand)

Super 12

1996: Auckland vs Natal, 45-21 at Eden Park, Auckland
Referee: Wayne Erickson (Australia)

1997: Auckland Blues vs ACT Brumbies, 23-7 at Eden Park, Auckland
Referee: Tappe Henning (South Africa)

1998: Canterbury Crusaders vs Auckland Blues, 20-13 at Eden Park, Auckland
Referee: Paddy O'Brien (New Zealand)

1999: Canterbury Crusaders vs Otago Highlanders, 24-19 at Carisbrook, Dunedin
Referee: André Watson (South Africa)

2000: Crusaders vs Brumbies, 20-19 at Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Referee: André Watson (South Africa)

2001: Brumbies vs Sharks, 30-6 at Bruce Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Paddy O'Brien (New Zealand)

2002: Crusaders vs Brumbies, 31-13 at Jade Stadium, Christchurch
Referee: André Watson (South Africa)

2003: Blues vs Crusaders, 21-17 at Eden Park, Auckland
Referee: André Watson (South Africa)

2004: Brumbies vs Crusaders, 47-38 at Canberra Stadium
Referee: André Watson (South Africa)

2005: Crusaders vs Waratahs, 35-25 at Jade Stadium, Christchurch
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)

Super 14

2006: Crusaders vs Hurricanes, 19-12 at Jade Stadium, Christchurch
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)

2007: Sharks vs Bulls, 19-20 at Absa Stadium, Durban
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)

2008: Crusaders vs Waratahs, 20-12 at AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Referee: Mark Lawrence (South Africa)

2009: Bulls vs Chiefs, 61-17 at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)

2010: Bulls vs Stormers, 24-17 at Orlando Stadium, Soweto
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)

Super 15

2011: Reds vs Crusaders at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Referee: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)

2012: Chiefs vs Sharks at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)

2013: Chiefs vs Brumbies at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)

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