Mark Lawrence of South Africa will referee the 2008 Super 14 in Christchurch between the Crusaders and the Waratahs.
Rugby 365 reports all the officials come from South Africa as the independent country in this SANZAR Final.
It will be Lawrence’s first Super 14 Final but comes after two outstanding Super 14 seasons and his recent promotion to the Interbnational Rugby Board’s top echelon of referees.
His assistant referees are Craig Joubert, who would take over should anything untoward happen to Lawrence, and Cobus Wessels who is a specialist as an assistant referee and has had IRB appointments.
The television match official is another specialist – the former Test referee Shaun Veldsman.
Crusaders vs New South Wales Waratahs
Date: Saturday, 31 May 2008
Kick-off: 19:35 (17:35 Australian time) (09:35 SA time)
Venue: AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Referee: Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
Assistant Referee One: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant Referee Two: Cobus Wessels (South Africa)
Television Match Official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa