Super Rugby

Jonker back in TMO booth

Marius Jonker (Gallo Images)
Marius Jonker (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Australia’s Angus Gardner will referee Saturday’s South African Super Rugby derby between the Sharks and Lions in Durban (17:05 kick-off).

Super Rugby referees: Round 7

Gardner will be assisted by Nic Berry and Rodney Bonaparte, with Marius Jonker back in the television match official (TMO) booth.

Jonker was the centre of controversy a few weeks ago when he awarded the Sharks a controversial try in their clash against the Stormers at Newlands.

He was given a rest from TMO duty in recent weeks.

Meanwhile, Japan’s Shuhei Kubo will be the referee for the Southern Kings’ clash against the Bulls in Port Elizabeth on Saturday (19:15).

He will be assisted by Craig Joubert and Archie Sehlako, with Christie du Preez the TMO.

Another Australian referee - Nic Berry - will be on duty when the Stormers host the Sunwolves in Cape Town on Friday night (19:00).

He will be assisted by Gardner and AJ Jacobs, with Johan Greeff the TMO.

South Africa's other team in the competition - the Cheetahs - have bye this weekend.