SANZAR announced their 18 referees for the 2013 Super Rugby season, the group of referees includes 5 new as well as the Argentinean Francisco Pastrana (who controlled his first Super Rugby match in 2012).
The group includes the Southern Hemisphere’s top performers, with Craig Joubert, Steve Walsh and Chris Pollock (returning from injury) heading up a strong team. “The recent form of some of our referees in the Test environment has given us an excellent senior group within the team.
We have also been able to include a healthy number of young referees “They have been selected with an eye to the future, both for Super Rugby and Test rugby”.
The full Super Rugby Referee Team for 2013 is:
South Africa (6): Craig Joubert, Jaco Peyper, Jonathan Kaplan, Lourens van der Merwe, Stuart Berry, Jason Jaftha
New Zealand (6): Chris Pollock, Glen Jackson, Garratt Williamson, Jonathon White, Mike Fraser, Nick Briant
Australia (5): Steve Walsh, Andrew Lees, Angus Gardner, James Leckie, Rohan Hoffman
Argentina (1): Francisco Pastrana