The referee’s for the 2012 Super Rugby semi-finals have been announced, with Craig Joubert and Steve Walsh getting the nod to officiate the two derby clashes which will determine who takes part in the final the following weekend.
South African Craig Joubert will make his way to New Zealand to blow the game between New Zealand’s two best teams, the Chiefs and the Crusaders. Steve Walsh will officiate the South African derby in Cape Town, where the conference winning Stormers will take on the Sharks.
According to SANZAR Game Manager, Lyndon Bray, these two referees are rated as the best, and it come down to the two of them to blow the final the following weekend.
Super Rugby semi-finals:
Chiefs v Crusaders:
Date: Friday, 27 July
Venue: Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Kick-off: ( 09.35 SA time)
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referees: Jonathan Kaplan, Keith Brown
Stormers v Sharks:
Date: Saturday, 28 July
Venue: Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Kick-off: (17.05 SA time)
Referee: Steve Walsh
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper, Marius Jonker
TMO: Shaun Veldsman