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Van Heerden to referee DHL Stormers v Bulls

PUBLISHED: February 20, 2017


Jaco van Heerden will referee the round One Vodacom Super Rugby clash between the DHL Stormers and the Vodacom Bulls at DHL Newlands on Saturday.

SANZAAR has announced the referees for the first round of the 2017 season. The opening match on Thursday 23 February in Melbourne, between the Rebels and Blues, will be refereed by Australian Angus Gardner.

Former DHL Stormers player Egon Seconds makes his debut in Tokyo on Saturday 25 February when the Sunwolves host the reigning champion Hurricanes at Prince Chichibu Stadium.

Vodacom Super Rugby, Round One match officials:

Thursday, 23 February

Rebels v Blues
(AAMI Park, Melbourne; Kick-Off: 19h45)
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant referees: Ben O’Keeffe, Will Houston
TMO: Ian Smith

Friday, 24 February

Highlanders v Chiefs
(Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin; Kick-Off: 19:35)
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant referees: Brendon Pickerill, Jamie Nutbrown
TMO: Aaron Paterson

Reds v Cell C Sharks
(Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane; Kick-Off: 19:00)
Referee: Nick Briant
Assistant referees: Paul Williams, Nic Berry
TMO: Damien Mitchelmore

Saturday, 25 February

Sunwolves v Hurricanes
(Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo; Kick-Off: 13:15)
Referee: Egon Seconds
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Akihisa Aso
TMO: Minoru Fuji

Crusaders v Brumbies
(AMI Stadium, Christchurch; Kick-Off: 19:35)
Referee: Glen Jackson
Assistant referees: Brendon Pickerill, Angus Mabey
TMO: Glen Newman

Waratahs v Force
(Allianz Stadium, Sydney; Kick-Off: 19:45)
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner, Will Houston
TMO: Ian Smith

Toyota Cheetahs v Emirates Lions
(Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein; Kick-Off: 15:05)
Referee: Quinton Immelman
Assistant referees: Rasta Rasivhenge, Lourens van der Merwe
TMO: Shaun Veldsman

Southern Kings v Jaguares
(Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth; Kick-Off: 17:15)
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs, Rodney Boneparte
TMO: Johan Greef

DHL Stormers v Vodacom Bulls
(DHL Newlands, Cape Town; Kick-Off: 19:30)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant referees: Shuhei Kubo, Stuart Berry
TMO: Marius Jonker