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May is running to a rapid end, and so are northern competitions, still being distilled into the heady brew of victory.

By Paul Dobson, Moonsport

There is the PRO14 final in Dublin with Stuart Berry to referee it and England's Premiership final at Twickenham with Wayne Barnes to referee it.

In France's Top 14 there is a double-header of semifinals in Lyon with Pascal Gaüzère and Alexandre Ruiz to referee them.

There is always greater tension in these match for players, coaches, clubs and referees.


2018 Asia Rugby Championship, TOP 3, Match 5

Hong Kong vs Malaysia at Hong Kong Football Club Ground, Hong Kong
Referee: Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Assistant referees: Teruhisa Kajiwara (Japan), Suguru Kamamuta (Japan)
Television match official: Greg Hinton (Australia)
Assessor: Peter White (Hong Kong)

Asia Rugby Championship, Division 2

India vs Chinese Taipei at Nong Prue Stadium, Pattaya
Referee: SEO In-Soo (Korea)
Assistant referees: Harry Parsons, Charlie Brown (Singapore)
Coach: Chris Galea (Singapore)

Chinese Taipei vs Thailand at Nong Prue Stadium, Pattaya
Referee: Harry Parsons (Hong Kong)
Assistant referees: Charlie Brown (Singapore), SEO In-Soo (Korea)
Coach: Chris Galea (Singapore)

Rugby Africa

Elgon Cup

Kenya vs Uganda in Kampala
Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni  (South Africa)


England vs Barbarians at Twickenham, London
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
Television match official: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)


Ireland vs Japan at Wanderers RFC
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Assistant referees: John Carvill (Ireland), Brian MacNeice (Ireland)

PRO14 Final

Leinster vs Scarlets at Aviva Stadium in Dublin
Referee: Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Marius Mitrea (Italy), Mike Adamson Scotland
Television match official: Neil Paterson (Scotland)

Super Rugby

Rebels vs Sunwolves at AAMI Park, Melbourne
Referee: Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Assistant referees: William Houston (Australia), Graham Cooper (Australia)
Television match official: Ian Smith (Australia)

Crusaders vs Hurricanes at AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand), James Doleman (New Zealand)
Television match official: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)

Jaguares vs Sharks at Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Damian Schneider (Argentina), José Covasi (Argentina)
Television match official: Santiago Borsani (Argentina)

Bulls vs Brumbies at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs (South Africa), Jaco Pretorius (South Africa)
Television match official: Willie Vos (South Africa)

Stormers vs Lions at Newlands
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman (South Africa), Stephan Geldenhuys (South Africa)
Television match official: Christie du Preez (South Africa)

Reds vs Highlanders at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jordan Way (Australia), Graham Cooper (Australia)
Television match official: Damien Mitchelmore (Australia)

Chiefs vs Waratahs at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Angus Mabey (New Zealand), Cam Stone (New Zealand)
Television match official: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)



Premiership Final 2018

Exeter Chiefs vs Saracens at Twickenham
Referee: Wayne Barnes
Assistant referees: Luke Pearce, Paul Dix
Television match official: David Grashoff
Timekeeper: Paul Stanley
Referee manager: Tony Spreadbury
Referee liaison: Kate Saddler


Top 14 Semifinals

Montpellier vs Lyon at Groupama Stadium, Lyon
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
Assistant referees: Romain Poite, Jean-Luc Rebollal
Television match official: Éric Briquet Campin

Racing 92 vs Castres at Groupama Stadium
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
Assistant referees: Laurent Cardona, Bruno Gabaldon
Television match official: Philippe Bonhoure

South Africa

SuperSport Rugby Challenge

Leopards vs Griquas at Fanie du Toit Stadium, Potchefstroom
Referee: Quinton Immelman

Border Bulldogs vs Boland Cavaliers at Buffalo City Municipal Stadium, East London
Referee: Ben Crouse

Free State vs Griffons at Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Referee: Ruhan Meiring

Eastern Province Elephants vs Western Province at Wolfson Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Referee: Paul Mente

Valke vs Welwitschias at Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
Referee: Vusi Msibi

Blue Bulls vs Pumas at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Referee: Archie Sehlako
Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs, Jaco Pretorius
Television match official: Willie Vos advert