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The match officials for the second round of the 2014 Super Rugby tournament
have been released although one of the officials will have to be confirmed.

South African referee Jason Jaftha was originally named as assistant referee
for the Golden Lions vs Stormers this weekend but he is believed to have torn
his anterior cruciate ligament in a Super Rugby warm up.

Jaftha attended the SANZAR referees’ camp in Sydney in January and was in charge
of the Eastern Province Kings vs Lions Super Rugby warm up at Nelson Mandela
Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth earlier this month but only lasted three minutes.

The South African referee could be looking at an operation and a lay-off of
from six to nine months so he could miss the 2014 Super Rugby season.

Jaftha was named as match official for the Sharks vs Bulls opening round but
was replaced by Jaco Peyper who is in charge of the Golden Lions vs Stormers
match this weekend so he cannot replace him this weekend.

This weekend all teams with the exception of the Melbourne Rebels are playing
so there are 7 matches.

Friday has two matches, Saturday has four matches and Sunday has one match.

Super Rugby Round 2

Match No 3. : Crusaders vs Chiefs
Date :21 February 2014
Venue : AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Kick Off local: 6.35

Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Assistant Ref 1:Nick Briant
Assistant Ref 2:Mike Lash
TMO: Chris Wratt

Match No. 4: Cheetahs vs Bulls
Date :21 February 2014
Venue : Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick Off local: 19.10

Referee: Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Assistant Ref 1: Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Assistant Ref 2:Francois de Bruin (South Africa)
TMO:Shaun Veldsman (South Africa) with Nic van Stryp (South
Africa) in training

Match No. 5: Highlanders vs Blues
Date :22 February 2014
Venue : Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Kick Off local: 19.35

Referee: Garratt Williamson (New Zealand)
Assistant Ref 1:Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 2:Kane McBride
TMO:Vinny Munro

Match No. 6 : Brumbies vs Reds
Date :22 February 2014
Venue : Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Kick Off local: 19.40
Referee: James Leckie (Australia)
Assistant Ref 1:Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 2:Ian Smith
TMO:Steve Steve Leszczynski

Match No. 7 : Sharks vs Hurricanes
Date :22 February 2014
Venue : Kings Park, Durban
Kick Off local: 17.05

Referee: Andrew Lees (Australia)
Assistant Ref 1:Marius Jonker (South Africa),
Assistant Ref 2:Stefan Breytenbach (South Africa)
TMO:Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)

Match No. 8: Golden Lions vs Stormers
Date :22 February 2014
Venue : Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick Off local: 19.10

Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant Ref 1:Jason Jaftha/TBC (South Africa),
Assistant Ref 2:Cobus Wessels (South Africa)
TMO:Johan Greeff (South Africa) with Pieter de Bruin (South
Africa) in training

Match No. 9: Waratahs vs Force
Date :22 February 2014
Venue : Sydney
Kick Off local: 16.05

Referee: Rohan Hoffmann (Australia)
Assistant Ref 1: Matt O’Brien
Assistant Ref 2: Ed Martin
TMO: George Ayoub

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