Given the criticism of referees in the last Round of matches, fans will be keen to know who is taking charge of their team’s games in the coming week – here they are.
There are two changes to the schedule announced earlier. Chris Pollock will take charge of the match between the Rebels and the Sharks in Melbourne whilst Steve Walsh will referee the match between the Stormers and the Highlanders in Cape Town. Both fixtures will be played on Friday 11 March 2011.
SANZAR Game Manager, Lyndon Bray said the appointment was changed as Walsh, who is returning from injury, is on his way to Europe to referee a Six Nations Test the following week. He replaces Mark Lawrence.
Bray added that Pollock had been selected to replace Walsh on the Melbourne game as he was amongst the competition’s early “in form” referees.
The confirmed appointments are:
|Fri 11||Crusaders v Brumbies||Nelson||Garratt Williamson|
|Rebels v Sharks||Melbourne||Chris Pollock|
|Stormers v Highlanders||Cape Town||Steve Walsh|
|Sat 12||Hurricanes v Chiefs||Wellington||Marius Jonker|
|Force v Blues||Perth||Nathan Pearce|
|Cheetahs v Lions||Bloemfontein||Keith Brown|