Referee Steve Walsh will oversee the 2012 Super Rugby Final between the New Zealand Conference champions the Chiefs, and sixth placed wildcard finisher the Sharks.
The Final will take place on Saturday, 4 August at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.
"Steve thoroughly deserves this appointment to the Final, having been arguably our most consistent performer in the middle, throughout this competition," SANZAR Game Manager Lyndon Bray said.
"Steve is in great form and he will contribute to what should be an outstanding Final." Bray commented that it is always a proud moment for an official to represent the referee team in a Final.
Match Officials for 2012 Super Rugby final
Date :Saturday, 4 August, 2012
Match :Chiefs v Sharks
Venue : Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand
Kick Off (1935 local, 0735 GMT, 1735 NSW/ACT, 0935 SAT)
REFEREE: Steve Walsh
AR Craig Joubert
AR Keith Brown
TMO Garratt Williamson