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Super referees, Rounds 1 & 2

Fri, 07 Feb 2014 14:07
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Craig Joubert will blow the whistle to start the 2014 Super Rugby tournament.

The first round will have just two matches, both in South Africa. Joubert will referee the first one, Jason Jaftha the second. Joubert will be coming back from Six Nations Duty on Sunday and will then return to Europe for the match at Twickenham between England and Ireland.

The second round will start on the Mainland of New Zealand when Chris Pollock referees the match between the Crusaders and the Chiefs.

Round 1

Cheetahs vs Lions at Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Television match official: Johan Greeff (South Africa) with Oupa Wagner (South Africa) in training

Sharks vs Bulls at Kings Park, Durban
Referee: Jason Jaftha (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Stuart Berry (South Africa), Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Television match official: Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)

Round 2

Crusaders vs Chiefs at AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)

Cheetahs vs Bulls at Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Referee: Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa), Francois de Bruin (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa) with Nic van Stryp (South Africa) in training

Highlanders vs Blues at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Referee: Garratt Williamson (New Zealand)

Brumbies vs Reds at Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Referee: James Leckie (Australia)

Sharks vs Hurricanes at Kings Park, Durban
Referee: Andrew Lees (Australia)
Assistant referees: Marius Jonker (South Africa), Stefan Breytenbach (South Africa)
Television match official: Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)

Golden Lions vs Stormers at Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jason Jaftha (South Africa), Cobus Wessels (South Africa)
Television match official: Johan Greeff (South Africa) with Pieter de Bruin (South Africa) in training

Waratahs vs Force in Sydney
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann (Australia)

The other match officials - assistant referees and TMOs - will be added later.

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