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By ARU Media Unit

The Australian Rugby Union is co-ordinating an exciting opportunity for referees and match officials in the weeks leading up to the Test Matches between the Qantas Wallabies and the British & Irish Lions in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

The referees of the three Test Matches, Chris Pollock from New Zealand, Craig Joubert from South Africa, and Romain Poite from France, will be appearing together at a seminar in each city on the Thursday before the Test match.
These seminars will act as the monthly education sessions for the NSW, Qld and Vic Rugby Referees Associations and Chris, Craig and Romain will attend each one to talk to local referees, share their experiences from refereeing around the globe, and pass on tips and suggestions to aspiring referees of all ages. 
ARU's National Referee Coach, Andrew Cole, will present at all three seminars, while SANZAR Game Manager, Lyndon Bray, and IRB High Performance Match Official Manager, Joel Jutge, may also be in attendance in Melbourne and Sydney.
Registration is essential due to limited places, please see details below.
  • Thursday 20 June, 6pm-8pm
  • Normanby Hotel, 1 Musgrave Rd, Brisbane
  • Cost: $20 adults, $5 students
  • Drinks and finger food provided
  • Register here
  • Thursday 27June, 6pm-8pm
  • The Emerald Hotel, 415 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne
  • Cost: free
  • Dinner and drinks available for purchase at venue
  • Register here
  • Thursday 4 July, 7pm-9pm
  • Chapel, St Andrews College, 19 Carillon Ave, Newtown
  • Cost: $20 adults, $5 students
  • Drinks and finger food provided
  • Register here



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