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Andrew Lees (rugby union)

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Andrew Lees (born 7 June 1979) is an Australian professional rugby union referee. He has been a member of the Super Rugby referees panel from the 2012 season and onwards.[1]

Andrew Lees
Date of birth (1979-06-07) 7 June 1979 (age 40)
Place of birthCanberra, Australia
Rugby union career
Refereeing career
Years Competition Apps
2011–present
2008–2011
2010
2012–present
Test Matches
IRB Sevens World Series
Commonwealth Games
Super Rugby
2


12
Correct as of 1 February 2015

Lees took up refereeing in 1996,[2] and combined this with playing throughout university. By 2001 he was refereeing senior rugby in Sydney and he was selected on the ARU referees panel in 2008.[3] Lees made his international debut in 2008 on the IRB Sevens World Series circuit and refereed in several Cup Finals as well as at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in rugby sevens.[3]

Lees was appointed to his first test match in November 2011, which was an Oceania Cup match between Niue and Solomon Islands.[3] He refereed his first match in Super Rugby between the Rebels and Bulls in May 2012,[4] and was named as one of 16 referees on the main SANZAR referees panel for the 2013 season. Lees was also appointed to the IRB Junior World Championship in 2013.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Referees named for Super Rugby season". Fairfax. 11 November 2010. Archived from the original on 22 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  2. ^ Lenthall, Steve (26 July 2011). "A different profile". Green and Gold Rugby. Archived from the original on 7 October 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Andrew Lees". Australian Rugby. Archived from the original on 22 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  4. ^ "SANZAR announces referee appointments for 2012 Super Rugby, Week's Eleven and Twelve". SANZAR Rugby. 1 May 2012. Archived from the original on 22 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.