SYDNEY – There will be no South African teams in action this week, but SA referee Rasta Rasivhenge will represent the nation when he takes charge of Brumbies match against the Sunwolves in Canberra on Sunday.
This week's action will begin on Friday with a Kiwi clash between the Highlanders and the Hurricanes in Dunedin where Ben O'Keeffe has the whistle.
On Saturday Nick Briant will referee the Blues versus Rebels in Auckland while Nick Berry is in the middle for the other big Kiwi clash of the weekend when the Chiefs host the Crusaders in Hamilton.
Angus Gardner will referee the clash between old foes the Reds and Waratahs in Brisbane on Saturday night.
All the weekend's Super Rugby officials:
Highlanders v Hurricanes, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe
Assistant Ref 1: Angus Mabey
Assistant Ref 2: Mike Lash
TMO: Aaron Paterson
Blues v Rebels, Eden Park, Auckland
Referee: Nick Briant
Assistant Ref 1: Brendon Pickerill
Assistant Ref 2: Angus Mabey
TMO: Ben Skeen
Chiefs v Crusaders, FMG Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant Referee 1: Richard Kelly
Assistant Referee 2: Cam Stone
TMO: Glenn Newman
Reds v Waratahs, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 1: Jordan Way
Assistant Ref 2: James Leckie
TMO: Damien Mitchelmore
Brumbies v Sunwolves, GIO Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant Ref 1: Will Houston
Assistant Ref 2: Graham Cooper
TMO: George Ayoub
Bye: No South Africa Conference matches
African News Agency (ANA)