Referees confirmed for Round 9

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James Doleman will have the whistle in Wellington on Saturday night for the clash between the Hurricanes and Chiefs while Paul Williams will control the pivotal encounter between the Crusaders and Highlanders in Christchurch on Sunday.


Hurricanes v Chiefs: Saturday 8 August, 7.05pm, Sky Stadium, Wellington


Referee: James Doleman

Assistant Referee 1: Ben O’Keeffe

Assistant Referee 2: Brendon Pickerill

TMO: Mike Fraser


Crusaders v Highlanders: Sunday 9 August, Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch


Referee: Paul Williams

Assistant Referee 1: Mike Fraser

Assistant Referee 2: Brendon Pickerill

TMO: Ben O’Keeffe