PRO14 Referees, Rounds 1-4

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:23
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PRO14 REFEREES: PRO14 has announced the appointment of match officials for the first four rounds of its 2017-18 tournament.

It's now an intercontinental competition with teams in four European countries and two from the end of Africa. There is considerable interest in the PRO14 in South Africa,

There are 12 referees, chosen from all five countries, appointed to matches plus assistant referees, television match officials and assessors.

Amongst the assistant referees is Joy Neville of Ireland who refereed the final of the Women's Rugby World Cup in Belfast recently.

The first match is on Friday, 1 September 2017. Ian Davies of Wales will blow to start the competition

PRO14 Appointments

Round 1

Munster vs Benetton Treviso at Thomond Park
Referee: Ian Davies (Wales)
Assistant referees: Craig Evans (Wales), Gary Conway (Ireland)
Television match officials: Neil Hennessy (Wales)
Assessor: Tim O'Brien (Ireland)

Ulster vs Cheetahs at Kingspan Stadium
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Simon Rees (Wales), Leo Colgan (Ireland)
Television match officials: John Sheehan (Ireland)
Assessor: John Mason (Wales)

Ospreys vs Zebre at Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Referee: Quinton Immelman (South Africa) 
Assistant referees: Stuart Berry (South Africa), Robert Price (Wales)
Assessor: Robert Davies (Wales)

Cardiff Blues vs Edinburgh at Cardiff Arms Park
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland) 
Assistant referees: Nigel Correll (Ireland), Brian MacNeice (Ireland)
Assessor: Dai Herbert (Wales)

Connacht vs Glasgow Warriors at The Sportsground
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
Assistant referees: Dan Jones (Wales), Stuart Gaffikin (Ireland)
Television match officials: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
Assessor: Michael Carroll (Ireland)

Scarlets vs Kings at Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli
Referee: Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Seán Gallagher (Ireland), Wayne Davies (Wales)
Television match officials: Olly Hodges (Ireland)
Assessor: Clayton Thomas (Wales)

Dragons vs Leinster at Rodney Parade
Referee: Mike Adamson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Lloyd Linton, Stuart Kibble (Wales)
Television match officials: Neil Paterson (Scotland)
Assessor: Les Peard (Wales)

Round 2 

Munster vs Cheetahs
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
Assistant referees: Wayne Davies, Marc Patton (Ireland)
Television match officials: Neil Hennessy (Wales)
Assessor: John Sheehan (Ireland)

Connacht vs Kings
Referee: Mike Adamson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Keith Allen (Scotland), Joy Neville (Ireland)
Television match officials: Neil Paterson (Scotland) 
Assessor: Bertie Smith (Ireland)

Glasgow vs Ospreys
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Assistant referees: Matteo Liperini (Italy), tba (Scotland)
Television match officials: Stefano Pennè (Italy) 
Assessor: Gordon McMurray (Scotland)

Zebra vs Scarlets
Referee: David Wilkinson (Ireland)
Assistant referees: George Clancy (Ireland), Vincenzo Schipani
Television match officials: Leo Colgan (Ireland) 
Assessor: Clayton Thomas (Wales)

Leinster vs Blues
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Frank Murphy (Ireland),
Television match officials: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland) 
Assessor: Andrew MacPherson (Scotland)

Edinburgh vs Dragons
Referee: Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman (South Africa), Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa)
Television match officials: Charles Sampson (Scotland) 
Assessor: Jim Fleming (Scotland)

Benetton Treviso vs Ulster
Referee: Adam Jones (Wales)
Assistant referees: Wayne Davies (Wales), Andrea Spadoni (Italy)
Television match officials: Sean Brickell (Wales) 
Assessor: Gabriele Villari (Italy)

Round 3 

Ospreys vs Munster
Referee: Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Dan Jones (Wales), Adam Jones (Wales)
Television match officials: Tim Hayes (Wales)
Assessor: Robert Davies (Wales)

Blues vs Glasgow
Referee: Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: George Clancy (Ireland), Mike English (Wales)
Television match officials: Simon McDowell (Ireland) 
Assessor: Les Peard (Wales)

Cheetahs vs Zebra
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Seán Gallagher (Ireland), Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Television match officials: Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Assessor: Dennis Immelman (South Africa)

Ulster vs Scarlets
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Assistant referees: Vincenzo Schipani (Italy), Kieran Barry (Ireland)
Television match officials: Alan Falzone (Italy)
Assessor: Bertie Smith (Ireland)

Dragons vs Connacht
Referee: Quinton Immelman (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Craig Evans (Wales), Rhys Thomas (Wales)
Television match officials: (Wales)
Assessor: Clayton Thomas (Wales)

Edinburgh vs Benetton Treviso
Referee: David Wilkinson (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Lloyd Linton (Scotland), Dunx McClement (Scotland)
Assessor: Andy Ireland (Scotland)

Kings vs Leinster
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
Assistant referees: Mike Adamson, Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa)
Television match officials: Johan Greeff (South Africa) 
Assessor: Dennis Immelman (South Africa)

Round 4 

Connacht vs Blues
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Assistant referees: Andrea Piardi (Italy), Nigel Correll (Ireland)
Television match officials: Stefano Roscini (Italy) 
Assessor: Michael Carroll (Ireland)

Glasgow Warriors vs Munster
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Keith Allen (Scotland), Lloyd Linton (Scotland)
Television match officials: Neil Paterson (Scotland) 
Assessor: Andrew MacPherson (Scotland)

Cheetahs vs Leinster
Referee: Mike Adamson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Ben Whitehouse (Wales), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match officials: Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa) 
Assessor: Dennis Immelman (South Africa)

Ulster vs Dragons
Referee: Adam Jones (Wales)
Assistant referees: Wayne Davies (Wales), Gareth John (Wales)
Television match officials: John Mason (Wales)
Assessor: Tim O'Brien (Ireland)

Scarlets vs Edinburgh
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: David Wilkinson (Ireland), Gwyn Morris (Wales)
Television match officials: Brian MacNeice (Ireland) 
Assessor: Dai Herbert (Wales)

Benetton Treviso vs Ospreys
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Joy Neville (Ireland), Claudio Blessano (Italy)
Television match officials: Kevin Beggs (Ireland) 
Assessor: Rosanno Faccioli (Italy)

Kings vs Zebra
Referee: Seán Gallagher (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Andrew Brace (Ireland), Quinton Immelman (South Africa)
Television match officials: Marius Jonker (South Africa) 
Assessor: Dennis Immelman (South Africa) 

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