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Catching Up With Chris Pollock (0 Comments)

New Zealand Referees (Apr 16, 2013)

By Ben O'Keeffe

Chris Pollock - or ‘Polly’ - is a man of many talents. A full time professional referee, ex halfback and teacher, Pollock is also a regular on The Crowd Goes Wild, after being famously tackled by Sean Maitland during a game.

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“Referee every game as if it was your test match.” (0 Comments)

New Zealand Referees (Apr 12, 2013)

by Ben O'Keeffe

The Investec Super Rugby competition kicked off this year with a new rugby team out of South Africa – as well as a group of fresh new up-and-coming referees who will make their debuts in 2013. New Zealand’s newest referee to join the Super Rugby ranks is Briant from the Bay of Plenty.

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New Zealand Referees (Feb 13, 2013)

SANZAR has announced the referee appointments for the first four rounds of the 2013 Super Rugby season, which kicks off with the Rebels hosting the Force on Friday 15 February.

The eighteenth season of Super Rugby will feature only Australian Conference teams in its opening round, with the match at AAMI Park in Melbourne joined by the Brumbies hosting the Reds at Canberra Stadium on Saturday 16 February.

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Another Good Call by Pink Batts and New Zealand Referees (0 Comments)

New Zealand Referees (Feb 13, 2013)

New Zealand's referees will be stepping out in pink this year thanks to an exciting three-year sponsorship deal which includes naming rights for the Heartland Championship, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) and Pink® Batts®.

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New Zealand Referees (Dec 19, 2012)

SANZAR today announced an 18-man strong referee team for the 2013 Super Rugby competition.
The announcement includes five new referees to the Super Rugby circuit, including Argentinean Francisco Pastrana (who controlled his first Super Rugby match in 2012).
The team includes the Southern Hemisphere's top performers, with Craig Joubert, Steve Walsh and Chris Pollock (returning from injury) heading up a strong team.
"The recent form of some of our referees in the Test environment has given us an excellent senior group within the team, and we have been able to include a healthy number of young referees," SANZAR Game Manager Lyndon Bray said.
"They have been selected with an eye to the future, both for Super Rugby and Test rugby."
Along with the Argentinean Pastrana, Australia's James Leckie has been recalled to the squad, while Rohan Hoffman (a former professional rugby player), Jason Jaftha from South Africa and Nick Briant from New Zealand get their first taste of Super Rugby with their selections.
"Along with the five new referees introduced to Super Rugby in 2012, we have a very strong nucleus of younger referees, blended with some of the best in the world at the top of their game."
The full Super Rugby Referee Team for 2013 is:
Craig Joubert, Jaco Peyper, Jonathan Kaplan, Lourens van der Merwe, Stuart Berry, Jason Jaftha (South Africa)
Chris Pollock, Glen Jackson, Garratt Williamson, Jonathon White, Mike Fraser, Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Steve Walsh, Andrew Lees, Angus Gardner, James Leckie, Rohan Hoffman (Australia)
Francisco Pastrana (Argentina).

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