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Brendon Pickerill

Brendon Pickerill (born 20 June 1989)[1] is a New Zealand Rugby Union elite referee.

Brendon Pickerill
Birth nameBrendon Ernest Pickerill
Date of birth (1989-06-20) 20 June 1989 (age 30)
Place of birthTakapuna, New Zealand
UniversityUniversity of Auckland
Rugby union career
Refereeing career
Years Competition Apps
2017–present Test matches

Before becoming a professional referee, Pickerill earned his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and Commerce and went on to work in project management in the construction industry.[2] He made his Super Rugby debut in 2016 and Test rugby debut in 2017.

He is one of seven designated Assistant referees for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[3]


  1. ^ Rugby World Cup profile
  2. ^ Super Rugby profile
  3. ^ "Match officials selected for RWC 2019: introducing Team 21". World Rugby. 7 May 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.