Over night the New Zealand Rugby Union have released the 2015 National Squads. Congratulations to the following Wellington referees that have made the following squads;
Professional Referees – Mike Fraser and Ben O’Keeffe.
Development Squad – Vincent Ringrose and Richard Gordon.
Wider Training Squad – Nick Hogan.
Ben has had a promotion from the 2014 Super Rugby Squad, Richard a promotion from the Wider Training Squad, and Nick is a new addition to the Wider Training Squad.
The full squads are as follows;
Professional Referees: Chris Pollock, Glen Jackson, Mike Fraser, Nick Briant, Ben O’Keeffe and Jamie Nutbrown (referee scholarship)
Super Rugby Squad: Kane McBride (Canterbury), Shane McDermott (Bay of Plenty), Brendon Pickerill (North Harbour), Mike Lash (Tasman) and Paul Williams (Taranaki)
Television Match Official Squad: Vinny Munro (NZ Rugby), Ben Skeen (Auckland), Glenn Newman (North Harbour), Chris Wratt (Tasman) and Aaron Paterson (Waikato)
National Squad: Richard Kelly (including 7’s) (Taranaki), Angus Mabey (Auckland), Brett Johnson (Bay of Plenty), Cam Stone (Taranaki) and Liam Scanlon (Canterbury)
Development Squad: James Doleman (Otago), Vincent Ringrose (Wellington), Alistair Payne (Wairarapa Bush), Danny Morrison (North Harbour), Blair Barclay (Canterbury), Michael Winter (Waikato) and Richard Gordon (Wellington)
Wider Training Group: Nick Hogan (Wellington), Tim Griffiths (Manawatu), Adam Morrison (Otago), Kyle Harris (Auckland), Jonathon Paterson (North Harbour), Miah Williams (Thames Valley), Boris Juliana (Northland), Nick Webster (North Otago)