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Angus Gardner (born 24 August 1984) is an Australian rugby union professional referee who was appointed to the Super Rugby referees panel in 2012.[1] His first match in Super Rugby was between the Queensland Reds and Melbourne Rebels at Suncorp Stadium in March of that year.[2][3]

Angus Gardner
Birth nameAngus Ross Gardner
Date of birth (1984-08-24) 24 August 1984 (age 35)
Place of birthSydney, Australia
SchoolShore
UniversityUniversity of Technology Sydney
Rugby union career
Refereeing career
Years Competition Apps
2011–pres.
2012; 2014
2012–pres.
Test matches
Junior World Championship
Super Rugby
13
2
61
Correct as of 21 August 2018

Gardner took up refereeing in 1999 at the age of fifteen,[3] and became a full-time referee in 2015. He was appointed to his first test match in November 2011, which was an Oceania Cup match between Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu in Port Morseby.[2]

Gardner was appointed to the IRB Junior World Championship in 2012 and 2014. He took charge of the semi-final between England and Ireland in 2014.[4][5]

In 2018, Gardner was appointed to his first Super Rugby final, refereeing the match between the Crusaders and the Lions in Christchurch on 4 August.[6]

In 2019, Gardner was selected to referee at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[7]

HonoursEdit

During the 2018 World Rugby Awards, Angus Gardner received the "World Rugby Referee of the Year" award.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Refs appointed for Super Rugby". Planet Rugby. 8 February 2012. Archived from the original on 22 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b "JWRC referee: Angus Gardner". SA Rugby Referees. 22 June 2012. Archived from the original on 24 June 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Angus Gardner". Australian Rugby. Archived from the original on 22 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  4. ^ "IRB Junior World Championship 2012 Match Official appointments" (PDF). International Rugby Board. 2 June 2012. Archived from the original (PDF 0.2 MB) on 22 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Gardner and O'Brien appointed to IRB 2014 JWC Fixtures". Australian Rugby. 13 June 2014. Archived from the original on 22 August 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Gardner to Referee Super Rugby Final". SANZAR Rugby. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  7. ^ worldrugby.org. "Match officials selected for RWC 2019: introducing Team 21". www.world.rugby. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  8. ^ "World Rugby Awards 2018". World Rugby. 25 November 2018. Archived from the original on 16 January 2019.