SANZAAR have confirmed the match officials for the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific Grand Final between the Blues and the Crusaders.
The Super Rugby Pacific final will take place on Saturday, 18 June 2022, at Eden Park in Auckland.
Ben O’Keeffe has been handed the whistle for the final match of the Super Rugby Pacific season.
O’Keeffe will be assisted by Australian Nic Berry and fellow New Zealander Stu Curran. The television match official (TMO) will be Kiwi Shane McDermott.
The Crusaders have an 83% winning record when O’Keeffe officiates their games, losing just three of 18.
The 33-year-old has, however, never refereed a match between the Blues and Crusaders.
Match: Blues (1) v Crusaders (2)
Date: Saturday, 18 June
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Kick-off local: 19:05
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 1: Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 2: Stu Curran
TMO: Shane McDermott