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Referees announced for Super Rugby semi-finals

  
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7/23/2013


Following victories to the Crusaders and the Brumbies in their Super Rugby Qualifiers, SANZAR has confirmed this weekend’s Semi-Finals. Referees have also been named for the fixtures.

World No.1 Craig Joubert, who recently refereed the second Test between the British and Irish Lions and the Qantas Wallabies in Melbourne, will take charge of the Bulls and Brumbies clash in Pretoria.

While Australia's leading whistle-blower, Steve Walsh, will control the all New Zealand clash between the Chiefs and Crusaders in Hamilton.
 
By finishing first and second respectively following the regular season, the Chiefs and the Bulls have earned the right to host the Super Rugby Semi-Finals. The schedule is as follows:
 
Super Rugby Semi-Final (Match D)

Saturday 27 July, 2013
Chiefs v Crusaders

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand
Kick-off (1935 local, 1735 NSW/ACT, 0935 SAT, 0735 GMT)
Referee: Steve Walsh
AR1: Glen Jackson
AR2: Chris Pollock
TMO: Glenn Newman

Super Rugby Semi-Final (Match C)
 

Saturday 27 July, 2013*
Bulls v Brumbies

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, South Africa
Kick-off (1705 local, 0305 NZ, 0105 NSW/ACT, 1505 GMT)
*Date will be Sunday 28 July in Australian Eastern/Central and NZ time zones.
Referee: Craig Joubert
AR1: Jonathan Kaplan
AR2: Marius Jonker
TMO: Shaun Veldsman

The structure of the Super Rugby Finals Series is as follows:

WEEK

ROUND

MATCH

HOME

AWAY

1

Qualifier

A

Crusaders 38

Reds 9

1

Qualifier

B

Brumbies 15

Cheetahs 13

2

Semi-Final

C

Bulls [2]

Brumbies [3]

2

Semi-Final

D

Chiefs [1]

Crusaders [4]

3

Final

E

Highest-ranked winner

of C and D

Other winner of C and D

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