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Referees to 26 September 2021

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Parma, Treviso, Dublin, and Limerick may not be the most-visited cities when it comes to South African rugby tours abroad, but that is where all the action will happen from a local perspective when the eagerly anticipated Vodacom United Rugby Championship kicks off this weekend.

The four South African teams in action – the Vodacom Bulls, Emirates Lions, Cell C Sharks and DHL Stormers – face a baptism of fire in the coming weeks as they kick off this new competition on the road, with four away matches to some of the strongest club sides in the Northern Hemisphere.

Rugby Championship continues this weekend with the Under-20 Cup continuing into round 6.


The Rugby Championship

Saturday, 25 September 2021

New Zealand vs Springboks at QLD Country Bank Stadium, Townsville – 09h05
Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU)
Assistant Referees: Jordan Way (RA), Reuben Keane (RA)
Television Match Official: Damon Murphy (RA)

Australia vs Argentina at QLD Country Bank Stadium, Townsville – 12h00
Referee: Matthew Carley (RFU)
Assistant Referees: Jaco Peyper (SARU), Nic Berry (RA)
Television Match Official: Brett Cronan (RA)


Vodacom United Rugby Championship

Friday, 24 September

Zebre Rugby Club vs Emirates Lions at Stadio Lafranchi, Parma – 18h35
Referee: Chris Busby
Assistant Referees: Riccardo Angelucci, Federico Boraso
Television Match Official: Brian MacNeice

Cardiff Rugby vs Connacht Rugby at Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff – 20h35
Referee: Andrea Piardi
Assistant Referees: Elgan Williams, Steff Edwards
Television Match Official: Alan Falzone

Ulster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast – 20h35
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
Assistant Referees: Peter Martin, Andrew Cole
Television Match Official: Ian Davies

Saturday, 25 September 2021

Benetton Rugby vs DHL Stormers at Stadio Monigo, Treviso – 14h00
Referee: Frank Murphy
Assistant Referees: Federico Vedovelli, Alex Frasson
Television Match Official: Brian MacNeice

Leinster Rugby vs Vodacom Bulls at Avivia Stadium, Dublin – 18h15
Referee: Mike Adamson
Assistant Referees: AM Jacobs, Daniel Carson
Television Match Official: Neil Paterson

Edinburgh Rugby vs Scarlets at Edinburgh Rugby Stadium, Edinburgh – 18h15
Referee: Andrew Brace
Assistant Referees: Ian Kenny, Graeme Ormiston
Television Match Official: Olly Hodges

Munster Rugby vs Cell C Sharks at Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick – 20h35
Referee: Craig Evans
Assistant Referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Dermot Blake
Television Match Official: Jon Mason

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Dragons vs Ospreys Rugby at Rodney Parade, Newport – 15h00
Referee: Sam Grove-White
Assistant Referees: Gwyn Morris, Tom Spurrier
Television Match Official: Sean Brickell

SA Rugby Under-20 Cup

Friday, 24 September 2021

Leopards U20 vs Lions U20 at Olien Park Stadium, Potchefstroom – 13h00
Referee: Johre Botha
Assistant Referees: Local

DHL Western Province U20 vs Cell C Sharks U20 at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town – 12h00
Referee: Sean Muller
Assistant Referees: Local

Eastern Province U20 vs Vodacom Bulls U20 at De Wet Stadium, Despatch– 11h00
Referee: Dylen November
Assistant Referees: Local advert