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SANZAAR have released the officials for the Super Rugby Final and New Zealand Referee Glen Jackson has been appointed as the referee.

Ironically Jackson blew the whistle to start the Super Rugby season as he was in charge of the season opening match between the Blues and the Highlanders.

The 40-year-old New Zealander is a former fly-half who played for Bay of Plenty, Chiefs, Saracens (England) and New Zealand Maori. He helped Bay of Plenty win the Ranfurly Shield in 2004 and played for the Chiefs in the 2004 Super Rugby semi-final loss to the Brumbies.

In 2010, after a stint playing rugby in England with Saracens, he took up refereeing and in 2011 refereed his first Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Western Force.

In 2015 he refereed his first international match when appointed to the 6 Nations Test between Scotland and Wales, and became the first New Zealander to play and referee 100 first class matches when he refereed the Argentina versus South Africa match later that year.

Commenting on the appointment, SANZAAR CEO Andy Marinos said, “Glen has consistently delivered through the season and this is a just reward for his efforts. This season has seen a number of new referees introduced into the competition under the guidance and support of our more exeprienced referee group in which Glen has played a big role. ”

“I am confident that he will manage the final with the composure and authority required as we look forward to these two great teams doing battle.”

He refereed at the 2015 Rugby World Cup and to date has refereed 52 Super Rugby matches.

The assistant referees will be Angus Gardner and Ben O’Keeffe.

Match No.142 :Hurricanes v Lions
Date : Saturday 6 August 2016
Venue : Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Kick Off local: 19:35 local
Referee: Glen Jackson
Assistant Ref 1:Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 2:Ben O’Keeffe
TMO : Ben Skeen

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