SANZAR has announced the referees for the semifinals of the Super 14. They are Stuart Dickinson of Australia and Bryce Lawrence of New Zealand.
SA Rugby’s referees’ website announced that Dickinson will referee the all-New Zealand semifinal between the Crusaders and the Hurricanes in Christchurch.
Lawrence will referee the Sydney semifinal between the Waratahs and the Sharks, something of a surprise appointment as he and the Sharks had serious differences when he refereed the round-robin match between the Brumbies and the Sharks in Canberra earlier in the tournament.
The full list of match officials is:
Crusaders vs Hurricanes at AMI Stadium in Christchurch
Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Assistant referees: Matt Goddard (Australia), Paul Marks (Australia)
Television match official: Geoff Acton (Australia)
Waratahs vs Sharks at Sydney Football Ground
Referee: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Lyndon Bray (New Zealand), Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)
Television match official: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)