The Guinness PRO14 Elite Referee Squad for the upcoming season has been confirmed with two officials from SA Rugby included in the 13-man panel.

Greg Garner, Elite Referee Manager, has also confirmed the appointments for Round 1 of the Guinness PRO14 which will see Quinton Immelman become the first South African referee to officiate in the Championship.

Mike Adamson (SRU) will take charge of Leinster Rugby’s opening game against Dragons this Saturday at Rodney Parade (KO 3.15pm, live Sky Sports).

Tickets for Leinster’s opening home game of the season against Cardiff Blues at the RDS Arena are on sale now from €20!

Leinster v Cardiff Blues

 

Guinness PRO14 – Referee appointments – Round 1

Cardiff Blues v Edinburgh
George Clancy (IRFU)

Munster v Benetton Rugby
Ian Davies (WRU)

Ulster v Toyota Cheetahs
Andrew Brace (IRFU)

Ospreys v Zebre Rugby Club
Quinton Immelman (SARU)

Dragons v Leinster
Mike Adamson (SRU)

Scarlets v Southern Kings
Frank Murphy (IRFU)

Connacht v Glasgow Warriors
Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Guinness PRO14 Elite Referee Squad – 2017/18

Mike Adamson (SRU)
Competition debut:
Munster v Benetton Rugby, Nov 2016
Appearances: 8

Stuart Berry (SARU)
Super Rugby debut:
Toyota Cheetahs v Western Force, May 2012
Super Rugby Appearances: 26

Andrew Brace (IRFU)
Competition debut:
Cardiff Blues v Zebre, Sep 2015
Appearances: 23

George Clancy (IRFU)
Competition debut:
Border Reivers v Dragons, Oct 2004.
Appearances: 89

Ian Davies (WRU)
Competition debut:
Connacht v Aironi, April 2012.
Appearances: 64

Quinton Immelman (SARU)
Super Rugby debut:
Toyota Cheetahs v Sunwolves, March 2016
Super Rugby Appearances: 8

Dan Jones (WRU)
Competition debut:
Munster v Zebre, Oct 2016.
Appearances: 8

John Lacey (IRFU)
Competition debut:
Edinburgh v Ospreys, Nov 2008.
Appearances: 63

Marius Mitrea (FIR)
Competition debut:
Connacht v Scarlets, Sep 2011.
Appearances: 68

Frank Murphy (IRFU)
Competition debut:
Dragons v Edinburgh, Nov 2016.
Appearances: 5

Nigel Owens (WRU)
Competition debut:
Border Reivers v Connacht, Aug 2002.
Appearances: 152

Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
Competition debut:
Connacht v Zebre, Nov 2014.
Appearances: 33

David Wilkinson (IRFU)
Competition debut:
Glasgow Warriors v Scarlets, April 2008.
Appearances: 51