Match Officials for Super Rugby Quarterfinals
SANZAAR has announced the match officials for this weekend’s four quarterfinals.
Interestingly, two of the four referees are men not appointed to the World Cup as either referees or assistant referees – Glen Jackson and Mike Fraser, both of whom have refereed especially well in Super Rugby.
The two referees who are going to the World Cup and are refereeing Super Rugby quarterfinals are Jaco Peyper and Nic Berry.
The eight teams in the quarterfinals are the winners of each of the three conferences and then the next-bests. The seedings are done according to the overall log positions after the 18 league rounds.
The teams that missed out are Lions, Stormers, Rebels, Blues, Waratahs, Reds and Sunwolves.
Seeding for Quarterfinals
1. Crusaders – New Zealand Conference Winners
2. Jaguares – South African Conference Winners
3. Brumbies – Australian Conference Winners
The Quarterfinal Match Officials
The times given are local times.
Friday, 21 June 2019
19.35: Crusaders vs Highlanders at Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Paul Williams (New Zealand), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)
19.05: Jaguares vs Chiefs at Jose Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Nick Briant (New Zealand), Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official: Santiago Borsani (Argentina)
Saturday, 22 June 2019
19.35: Hurricanes vs Bulls at Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)
Assistant referees: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Television match official: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)
20.05: Brumbies vs Sharks at GIO Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Graham Cooper (Australia)
Television match official: James Leckie (Australia)