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    Van Heerden to ref Bulls v Sharks

    2015-02-24 11:13

    Cape Town - Jaco van Heerden will referee Saturday's South African Super Rugby derby between the Bulls and Sharks at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

    Van Heerden, who was earlier this year promoted to the Super Rugby referees panel, will be assisted by Rohan Hoffmann and Ben Crouse, with Johan Greeff on Television Match Official (TMO) duty.

    Saturday's other South African derby between the Lions and Stormers in Johannesburg will be refereed by Australia's Andrew Lees. Lees will be assisted by Quinton Immelman and Stephan Geldenhuys, with Marius Jonker the TMO.

    Friday's match between the Cheetahs and Blues in Bloemfontein will be refereed by Australia's Hoffmann, who will be assisted by Lees and Lourens van der Merwe, with Greeff again on TMO duty.

    Elsewhere, South Africa's Marius van der Westhuizen will referee the match between the Force and Hurricanes in Perth. He will be assisted by Angus Gardner and Graham Cooper, with George Ayoub the TMO.

    Super Rugby Round 3 referee appointments:

    Friday, February 27

    Highlanders v Reds, Dunedin - 08:35

    Referee Glen Jackson

    AR1 Kane McBride

    AR2 Paul Williams

    TMO Vinny Munro

    Force v Hurricanes, Perth - 13:00

    Referee Marius van der Westhuizen

    AR1 Angus Gardner

    AR2 Graham Cooper

    TMO George Ayoub

    Cheetahs v Blues, Bloemfontein - 19:10

    Referee Rohan Hoffmann

    AR1 Andrew Lees

    AR2 Lourens van der Merwe

    TMO Johan Greeff

    Saturday, February 28

    Chiefs v Crusaders, Hamilton - 08:35

    Referee Mike Fraser

    AR1 Nick Briant

    AR2 Shane McDermott

    TMO Ben Skeen

    Rebels v Brumbies, Melbourne - 10:40

    Referee Steve Walsh

    AR1 James Leckie

    AR2 Ed Martin

    TMO Peter Marshall

    Bulls v Sharks, Pretoria - 17:05

    Referee Jaco van Heerden

    AR1 Rohan Hoffmann

    AR2 Ben Crouse

    TMO Johan Greeff

    Lions v Stormers, Johannesburg - 19:10

    Referee Andrew Lees

    AR1 Quinton Immelman

    AR2 Stephan Geldenhuys

    TMO Marius Jonker

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