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Super Rugby Match Officials Rd.12

NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 21: Match Referee Brendon Pickerill during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at McLean Park on April 21, 2017 in Napier, New Zealand. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

SANZAAR have released the officials for the twelfth round in the 2017 Super Rugby tournament and Brendon Pickerill  starts the action this weekend in Auckland where the Blues host the Cheetahs.

This weekend has seven matches with two on Friday and five on Saturday. The weekend finishes in Argentina with the Jaguares hosting the Western Force.

The Chiefs, Stormers, Sunwolves, Waratahs have the bye.

Match :  Blues v Cheetahs
Date :  Friday 12 May 2017
Venue : Eden Park, Auckland
Kick Off local:  19:35
Referee:  Brendon Pickerill
Assistant Ref 1: Glen Jackson
Assistant Ref 2:Angus Mabey
TMO : Aaron Paterson

Match :  Brumbies v Lions
Date :  Friday 12 May 2017
Venue : GIO Stadium, Canberra
Kick Off local:  19:45
Referee:  Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 1: Nick Briant
Assistant Ref 2:Jordan Way
TMO : Ian Smith

Match :  Crusaders v Hurricanes
Date :  Saturday 13 May 2017
Venue : AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Kick Off local:  19:35
Referee:  Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 1: Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 2:Cam Stone
TMO :Glenn Newman

Match : Rebels v Reds
Date :   Saturday 13 May 2017
Venue : AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick Off local: 19:45
Referee:  Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Ref 1: Shuhei Kubo
Assistant Ref 2:Ed Martin
TMO :Damien Mitchelmore

Match : Bulls v Highlanders
Date :  Saturday 13 May 2017
Venue : Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick Off local:  15:05
Referee:   Jaco van Heerden
Assistant Ref 1: Egon Seconds
Assistant Ref 2: Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO :Johan Greeff

Match :  Kings v Sharks
Date :  Saturday 13 May 2017
Venue :  Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Kick Off local: 17:15
Referee:  Federico Anselmi
Assistant Ref 1: Quinton Immelman
Assistant Ref 2:AJ Jacobs
TMO :Christie du Preez

Match :  Jaguares v Force
Date :   Saturday 13 May 2017
Venue :  Velez Sarsfield
Kick Off local:  18:40
Referee:  Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 1: Juan Sylvestre
Assistant Ref 2: Jose Covasi
TMO : Santiagi Borsani

Bye: Chiefs, Stormers, Sunwolves, Waratahs