Glen Jackson will be in charge of the match between the Hurricanes and Stormers in Wellington on Saturday.
Jackson’s compatriots Nick Briant and Ben O’Keeffe will be the assistant referees at the Westpac Stadium, with another New Zealander, Glenn Newman, the TMO.
Meanwhile, Australian Damon Murphy will take charge of the game between the Sunwolves and Lions in Singapore, with Japan’s Shuhei Kubo and Tawasaki Kawahara as assistant referees and Minoru Fuji as the TMO.
An all-South African officiating team will take control of the match between the Vodacom Bulls and Chiefs at Loftus, with AJ Jacobs serving as referee, Cwengile Jadezweni and Griffin Colby as the assistant refs, and Willie Vos on TMO duty.
South Africa’s Rasta Rasivhenge will be in charge of the clash between the Sharks and Rebels in Durban. He will be assisted by Divan Uys and Aimee Barrett-Theron, with Marius Jonker as the TMO.
Other South African referee appointments will see Marius van der Westhuizen blow the game between the Blues and Highlanders in Auckland, while Egon Seconds and Jaco Peyper will be assistant referees during Sunday’s match between the Reds and Brumbies in Brisbane.