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Referees to 22 July 2018

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There are three big international events this weekend - the two Sevens World Cups in sunny San Francisco and the quarter-finals of Super Rugby in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as teams seek to knock opponents out.

By Paul Dobson, Moonsport

Rasta Rasivhenge and Alhambra Nievas both refereed finals of the Sevens at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the first such event at the Games and so forever marking their place in history. They received the Referee of the Year award in 2016, as Joy Neville did in 2017.

Some of them have represented their countries at 15s or Sevens - Richard Haughton, Damon (USA), Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa), Jérémy Rozier (France), Matt Rodden (Hong Kong), Damian Schneider (Argentina).


Referees: Beatrice Benvenuti (Italy), Sara Cox (England), Ben Crouse (South Africa), Hollie Davidson (Scotland), Adam Jones (Wales), Sakurako Kawasaki (Japan), Rebecca Mahoney (New Zealand), Joy Neville (Ireland), Alhambra Nievas (Spain) .

Super Rugby Quarterfinals

Hurricanes vs Chiefs at Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Nick Briant (New Zealand), Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Television match official: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Crusaders vs Sharks at AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Television match official: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)

Waratahs vs Highlanders at Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Nic Berry (Australia), Will Houston (Australia)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)

Lions vs Jaguares at Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), Egon Seconds (South Africa)
Television match official: Marius Jonker (South Africa)


South Africa

Under-19 Championship

Sharks vs Leopards at KINGS PARK 2, Durban
Referee: Vusi Msibi

Free State vs Western Province at Shimla Park, Bloemfontein
Referee: Jaco Kotze

Golden Lions vs Vodacom Blue Bulls at Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Divan Uys

Women's Inter-Provincial

Kwa-Zulu Natal vs Free State at KINGS PARK 2, Durban
Referee: Lusanda Mtiya

Western Province vs Blue Bulls at City Park, Athlone
Referee: Maria Mabote

Border vs Eastern Province at Buffalo City Municipal Stadium, East London
Referee: Ashleigh Murray advert