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The two controversial Australian referees whose decisions probably influenced the results of Super 14 matches in which two South African sides were involved over the past fortnight, are both reported to be scheduled to officiate in South Africa next weekend.


The Sanzar refereeing appointments for Weeks 10-12 were leaked this week after a delay many thought was due to the controversy surrounding Australian referee Paul Marks’ poor handling of the match between the Sharks and the Hurricanes in Wellington last weekend.


Marks’ decision not to involve the television match official (TMO) in the very last move of the match, created much controversy and almost certainly cost the Hurricanes a victory. He will be in charge of the match at Loftus between the Bulls and Highlanders next Saturday, and will also be the 31st man in the Cheetahs clash against the Highlanders on May 2.


Two weeks ago James Leckie and his touch judge missed the blatant obstruction on Pierre Spies that saw the Blues score the try that cost the Bulls the match in Auckland.


Leckie is scheduled to officiate in the game between the Stormers and the Hurricanes next Saturday and is also in charge of the Stormers’ match the following weekend against the Highlanders.


South African referees Jonathan Kaplan and Marius Jonker will each control one match in Rounds 10-12 while Craig Joubert has been appointed for two matches.


It should be noted however that a SANZAR official in Australia has confirmed to Super14.com that the appointments have not been released yet and that they are expected to be released early next week.


The leaked appointments for Weeks 10-12 are:


Friday, April 18


Chiefs vs Crusaders in Hamilton
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Touch judges: Steve Walsh (New Zealand), Brent Murray (New Zealand)
Television match official: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)
Assessor: Kim Eichmann (New Zealand)


Reds vs Western Force in Brisbane
Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Touch judges: Julian Pritchard (Australia), Simon Moore (Australia)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)
Assessor: Wayne Erickson (Australia)


Saturday, April 19


Waratahs vs Lions in Sydney
Referee: Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Chris Pollock (New Zealand), Nathan Pearce (Australia)
Television match official: Steve Leszczynski (Australia)
Assessor: Scott Young (Australia)


Brumbies vs Sharks in Canberra
Referee: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Lyndon Bray (New Zealand), Grant MacNeill (Australia)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)
Assessor: Brendan McCormick (Australia)


Bulls vs Highlanders in Pretoria
Referee: Paul Marks (Australia)
Touch judges: Geoff Acton (Australia), Willie Roos (South Africa)
Television match official: Michael Cupido (South Africa)
Assessor: Stuart Beissel (New Zealand),
Performance Auditor: Arrie Schoonwinkel (South Africa)

 

Stormers vs Hurricanes at Newlands
Referee: James Leckie (Australia)
Touch judges: Ian Smith (Australia), JC Fortuin (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Assessor: Banks Yantolo (South Africa),
Performance Auditor:  Stuart Beissel (New Zealand)

 

 

Week 11

Friday, April 25


Crusaders vs Blues in Christchurch
Referee: Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Brent Murray(New Zealand), Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Television match official: Kane McBride (New Zealand)
Assessor: Stuart Beissel (New Zealand)


Brumbies vs Lions in Canberra
Referee: Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Chris Pollock (New Zealand), Brett Bowden (Australia)
Television match official: Steve Leszczynski (Australia)
Assessor: Wayne Erickson (Australia)



Saturday, April 26


Chiefs vs Reds in Hamilton
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Touch judges: Deon vn Blommestein (South Africa), Bryce Lawrence(New Zealand)
Television match official: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)
Assessor: Alan Riley (New Zealand)


Waratahs vs Sharks in Sydney
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Chris Pollock (New Zealand), Grant MacNeill (Australia)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)
Assessor: Scott Young (Australia),
Performance Auditor : Lusanda Menze (South Africa)


Cheetahs vs Hurricanes in Kimberley
Referee: Ian Smith (Australia)
Touch judges: Paul Marks (Australia), Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Television match official: Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)
Assessor: Arrie Schoonwinkel (South Africa) ,
Performance Auditor: Ian Scotney (Australia)


Stormers vs Highlanders at Newlands
Referee: James Leckie (Australia)
Touch judges: Daniel Cheever (Australia), Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Assessor: Dennis Immelman (South Africa)


Week 12


Friday, May 2


Crusaders vs Sharks in Christchurch
Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Touch judges: Brett Bowden (Australia), Josh Noonan (New Zealand)
Television match official: Kane McBride (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Kim Eichmann (New Zealand)

 

 

Reds vs Blues in Brisbane
Referee : Jonathon Kaplan(South Africa),
Touch judges: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Geoff Acton (Australia)
Television match official: Steve Leszczynski (Australia)
Assessor: Scott Young (Australia)

Cheetahs vs Highlanders in Bloemfontein
Referee: Paul Marks (Australia)
Touch judges: Daniel Cheever (Australia), Deon van Blommestein
(South Africa)
Television match official: Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)
Assessor: Arrie Schoonwinkel (South Africa)


Saturday, May 3


Hurricanes vs Lions in Wellington
Referee: Matt Goddard (Australia)
Touch judges: Julian Pritchard (Australia), Garratt Williamson (New Zealand)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)
Assessor: Stuart Beissel (New Zealand)


Western Force vs Chiefs in Perth
Referee: Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Touch judges: Mark Lawrence (South Africa), D Mitchelmore (Australia)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)
Assessor: Andrew Cole (Australia), Stuart Beissel (New Zealand)


Bulls vs Waratahs in Pretoria
Referee: Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Brent Murray (New Zealand), Pro Legoete (South Africa)
Television match official: Michael Cupido (South Africa)
Assessor: Banks Yantolo (South Africa)


Stormers vs Brumbies at Newlands
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Vinny Munro (New Zealand), Phillip Bosch (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Assessor: Dennis Immelman (South Africa)


With assistance from Sapa – Super14.com

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