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Referees for the Semi-Finals

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 19 May 2008 at 10:31
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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)


  • Will Mr. Lawrence be bringing his own Marching band to the match. 😉

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.05.08 10:36:38 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I just knew we would get Lawrence.

    Sorry guys, kiss it goodbye.

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.05.08 10:42:53 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • WTF is wrong with Steve Walsh?

    Surely he is the #1 Kiwi Ref?

    He should be reffing this match!

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.05.08 10:44:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 😯 We got Bryce?

    I hope he didn’t read the comments we made about him in the last game…

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.05.08 10:48:15 by blackshark N.R.N.S! Reply

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  • @blackshark N.R.N.S! (Comment 4) : I think Dick needs to have a heart-to-heart with Bryce before the game. At least now we KNOW which way it can go when he refs… so hopefully we’ll have learnt the lesson

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.05.08 11:11:50 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • yeah for ksa to say a ref is poor is indictment enough on lawrence. well i suppose we can hope he feels a little regret for his behaviour and is a little more leniant this time around. especially as the media will be scrutinizing his performance. but this will probably make things worse. oh well lets hope he is at least fair.

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.05.08 12:43:31 by try time Reply

  • Bray assisting too 🙁

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.05.08 12:46:27 by Waz Reply

  • @try time (Comment 6) :

    …and if being fair is a tough concept for him to grasp…may he be consistent at least…with his good AND bad desicions… 😐

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.05.08 13:00:28 by blackshark N.R.N.S! Reply

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  • This could work in the Sharks favour…..left field i know but with all the attention his appointment will get perhaps Sh*thead will actually use both eyes to ref the game.

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.05.08 15:00:51 by billy Reply

  • @billy (Comment 9) :

    Hey if he is anything like me, maybe he will over compensate 😉

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.05.08 15:23:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Mother F#@$* Sh*% Ba#@%s! Why Bryce Lawrence Why Why!

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.05.08 15:38:54 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Another point.

    There will definately be a Kiwi side in the Final.

    So they are not saving Steve Walsh for the Final.

    Is Walsh maybe not being used because he reffed the pool game between the Sharks and Waratahs?

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.05.08 15:41:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The Rugby 365 headline for this article is THE BEST

    Sharks v Bryce Lawrence again

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.05.08 15:43:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @blackshark N.R.N.S! (Comment 4) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.05.08 15:52:40 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • I can’t believe this. The guy is a complete idiot.

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.05.08 15:55:31 by CapeShark Reply
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  • o’fuk, the sharks might as well not get onto the plane, this oke is useless.

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.05.08 17:04:44 by cab Reply


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