Hamstring sidelines Lawrence
Cape Town - Due to a hamstring injury, New Zealand referee Bryce Lawrence has been shifted to the role of TMO in the Blues v Hurricanes Vodacom Super Rugby clash in Auckland on Friday.
Friday, March 23 - Blues v Hurricanes
Referee: Steve Walsh
Assistant Referee 1: Jonathan White
Assistant Referee 2: Ben Skeen
TMO: Bryce Lawrence
Friday, March 23 - Rebels v Force
Rohan Hoffman will be an assistant referee for this match, due to logistics.
Referee: Marius Jonker
Assistant Referee 1: Angus Gardner
Assistant Referee 2: Rohann Hoffman
TMO: Matt Goddard
Saturday, March 24 - Brumbies v Highlanders
Lourens van der Merwe will replace Mark Lawrence for this match who is unavailable to travel. This match therefore gives Van der Merwe the opportunity to blow the whistle on his first game, making this his Super Rugby refereeing debut.
Referee: Lourens van der Merwe
Assistant Referee 1: Marius Jonker
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Moore
TMO: Steve Leszczynski
Saturday, March 24 - Bulls v Reds
Due to Van der Merwe's promotion to oversee the Brumbies v Highlanders match, Quinton Immelman will take his place as an Assistant Referee for this match.
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant Referee 1: Quinton Immelman
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Breytenbach
TMO: Shaun Veldsman