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Guinness PRO14 Final appointment for Berry

Stuart Berry will follow in the footsteps of Nigel Owens and Romain Poite when he becomes only the fifth person to referee the final of the Guinness PRO14 between Leinster Rugby and Scarlets in Dublin on Saturday.

The South African referee will lead a team of neutral match officials for the match at the Aviva Stadium, with Marius Mitrea (Italy) and Mike Adamson (Scotland) appointed as Assistant Referees, while Neil Paterson (Scotland) will serve as the Television Match Official.

Berry, who became the first South African to referee in a major play-off match in Northern Hemisphere club rugby when he took charge of last weekend's semi-final between Leinster Rugby and Munster Rugby, joined the Guinness PRO14 Elite Referee Squad from ...

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Guinness PRO14 Final appointment for Berry

Stuart Berry will follow in the footsteps of Nigel Owens and Romain Poite when he becomes only the fifth person to referee the final of the Guinness PRO14 between Leinster Rugby...

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Guinness PRO14 Final appointment for Berry

Guinness PRO14 Final appointment for Berry

Stuart Berry will follow in the footsteps of Nigel Owens and Romain Poite when he becomes only the fifth person to referee the final of the Guinness PRO14 between Leinster Rugby and Scarlets in Dublin on Saturday.

Referees for Premiership Final

Referees for Premiership Final

On Saturday, 26 May 2018, Exeter will play saracens in the final of England's Premiership, and the man to referee it is experienced Wayne Barnes.

Referees to 27 May 2018

Referees to 27 May 2018

May is running to a rapid end, and so are northern competitions, still being distiolled into the heady brew of victory..

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