Referees for Super Rugby 2013 named
December 19, 2012
Craig Joubert refereed the 2011 Rugby World Cup final © Getty Images
SANZAR have announced 18 referees for the 2013 Super Rugby tournament.
The team includes high-profile officials Criag Joubert and Steve Walsh as well as five referees who are new to the Super Rugby circuit.
"The recent form of some of our referees in the Test environment has given us an excellent senior group within the team, and we have been able to include a healthy number of young referees," said Sanzar game manager Lyndon Bray.
"They have been selected with an eye to the future, both for Super Rugby and Test rugby." "Along with the five new referees introduced to Super Rugby in 2012, we have a very strong nucleus of younger referees, blended with some of the best in the world at the top of their game."
Super Rugby Referee panel for 2013:
South Africa: Craig Joubert, Jaco Peyper, Jonathan Kaplan, Lourens van der Merwe, Stuart Berry, Jason Jaftha
New Zealand: Chris Pollock, Glen Jackson, Garratt Williamson, Jonathon White, Mike Fraser, Nick Briant
Australia: Steve Walsh, Andrew Lees, Angus Gardner, James Leckie, Rohan Hoffman Argentina: Francisco Pastrana
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