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Lloyd Linton (born 1 July 1988) is a professional rugby union referee who represents the Scottish Rugby Union.[1]

Lloyd Linton
Birth nameLloyd Linton
Date of birth (1988-07-01) 1 July 1988 (age 30)
Place of birthBelfast, Northern Ireland
SchoolRoyal Belfast Academical Institution
UniversityAberdeen University
Occupation(s)Rugby union referee
Rugby union career
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Instonians ()
Refereeing career
Years Competition Apps
Nations Cup


Rugby union careerEdit

Playing careerEdit

Amateur careerEdit

He played rugby union for Instonians, the Royal Belfast Academical Institution's Former Pupils club.[2]

Referee careerEdit

Professional careerEdit

Linton refereed his first Pro12 match in April 2013; a match between Cardiff Blues and Zebre.[3]

He was offered a contract by the Scottish Rugby Union in 2014.[2]

He has gone on to referee matches in the Pro14.[4][5]

He has also been Assistant Referee in the European Rugby Champions Cup; refereed in the European Rugby Challenge Cup and also in South Africa[2]

International careerEdit

Linton was named as referee in the 2016 Nations Cup; also known as the Rugby Europe International Championships.[6][7]

Outside of rugbyEdit

Linton is also a qualified doctor.[8]


  1. ^ "Lloyd Linton". ESPN scrum.
  2. ^ a b c "SA Rugby Referees".
  3. ^ "Guinness PRO12".
  4. ^ "Referees, ARs and TMOs for first weekend Autumn internationals -". 1 November 2018.
  5. ^ Ref (21 March 2019). "Weekend referees, ARs and TMOs - 22-24 March -".
  6. ^ Rugby, Scottish (31 January 2014). "All the best to Aberdeen University student Lloyd Linton who referees the Spain v Russia international today".
  7. ^ "World Rugby Officiating : The home of Rugby officiating on the web".
  8. ^ "WATCH: Referee Lloyd Linton gets nailed twice in one game!".

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