Angus Gardner
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Angus Gardner

Angus Gardner
Birth nameAngus Ross Gardner
Date of birth (1984-08-24) 24 August 1984 (age 36)
Place of birthSydney, Australia
UniversityUniversity of Technology Sydney
Rugby union career
Refereeing career
Years Competition Apps
2012; 2014
Test matches
Junior World Championship
Super Rugby
Correct as of 21 August 2018

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]

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]


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


  1. ^ "Refs appointed for Super Rugby". Planet Rugby. 8 February 2012. Archived from the original on 22 September 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ a b "JWRC referee: Angus Gardner". SA Rugby Referees. 22 June 2012. Archived from the original on 24 June 2012. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Angus Gardner". Australian Rugby. Archived from the original on 22 September 2014. Retrieved 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 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 2014.
  6. ^ "Gardner to Referee Super Rugby Final". SANZAR Rugby. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Match officials selected for RWC 2019: introducing Team 21". Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "World Rugby Awards 2018". World Rugby. 25 November 2018. Archived from the original on 16 January 2019.

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