The match officials for Week 4 of the 2011 SANZAR Super Rugby tournament have been confirmed by SANZAR.
There are two changes to the schedule announced earlier. Chris Pollock will take charge of the match between the Rebels and the Sharks in Melbourne whilst Steve Walsh will referee the match between the Stormers and the Highlanders in Cape Town. Both fixtures will be played on Friday 11 March 2011.
SANZAR Game Manager, Lyndon Bray said the appointment was changed as Walsh, who is returning from injury, is on his way to Europe to referee a Six Nations Test the following week. He replaces Mark Lawrence.
Bray added that Pollock had been selected to replace Walsh on the Melbourne game as he was amongst the competition’s early “in form” referees.
Fri 11 March
Crusaders v Brumbies in Nelson – Referee: Garratt Williamson, Asst Ref 1: Vinny Munro, Asst Ref 2: Mike Fraser, TMO: Kane McBride
Rebels v Sharks in Melbourne – Referee: Chris Pollock, Asst Ref 1: James Leckie, Asst Ref 2: Andrew Lees, TMO: Matt Goddard
Stormers v Highlanders in Cape Town – Referee: Steve Walsh, Asst Ref 1: Jaco Peyper, Asst Ref 2: Marc van Zyl, TMO: Shaun Veldsman
Sat 12 March
Hurricanes v Chiefs in Wellington – Referee: Marius Jonker, Asst Ref 1: Mike Fraser, Asst Ref 2: Joey Salmans, TMO: Garratt Williamson
Force v Blues in Perth – Referee: Nathan Pearce, Asst Ref 1: Stuart Dickinson, Asst Ref 2: Julian Pritchard, TMO: George Ayoub
Cheetahs v Lions in Bloemfontein – Referee: Keith Brown, Asst Ref 1: Glen Jackson, Asst Ref 2: Cobus Wessels, TMO: Gerrie Coetzee