The 31st man on the field come kick off on Saturday will be Steve Walsh, after he was selected as the most consistent referee throughout the competition.
Walsh comes off refereeing the semi-final in Cape Town, where he let the game flow and made a few decisions that went the Sharks’ way.
Craig Joubert and Keith Brown will assist Walsh from the sidelines, while Garratt Williamson will make the tough decisions in the TMO seat.
Referee appointments for the 2012 Vodacom Super Rugby Final:
Chiefs v The Sharks
Saturday, 4 August, 2012
Kick-off: 09:35 (SA time)
Venue: Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand
Referee: Steve Walsh (Aus)
Assistant Referees: Craig Joubert (SA), Keith Brown (NZ)
TMO: Garratt Williamson