Rugby player numbers in New Zealand remained strong in 2017, due largely to growing numbers of females of all ages signing up.
Jérôme Garcès will take charge of the first match of the Investec Rugby Championship 2017 when the All Blacks head to Sydney to take on Australia on 19 August.
Should’ve gone to Specsavers? Not to worry, Investec Super Rugby refs have, and your team could too!
Rugby's top referee Nigel Owens rates the 2013 Investec Rugby Championship Test between the All Blacks and South Africa the best game he has refereed.
The road to the DHL NZ Lions Series 2017 lifts up another notch with the appointment of a trio of experienced referees to control the three Test matches in the series.
New Zealand referee Ben O'Keefe, 27, will make his Six Nations refereeing debut next year when controlling Italy's home game with France in Rome on March 11.
Six New Zealand referees are joining the All Blacks, Black Ferns and Maori All Blacks in heading to the Northern Hemisphere this November and December.
New Zealand’s best provincial talent is back in action this weekend when the Farah Palmer Cup kicks off this Saturday, 6 August.
High Performance referee Chris Pollock will become just the fifth New Zealander to whistle 200 first class matches, when he takes up the main match official duties at the Hurricanes v Blues match in Wellington tomorrow.
An Olympic dream has been realised for three New Zealand referees who have been confirmed to officiate at the Rio Olympic Games in August.
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