OFFICIALS FOR RBW7s 2019

Graham Allen, (Scotland), Refereed at all levels in Scottish rugby. Numerous Cup, Shield and Bowl finals. Officiated at U21 & Women’s Internationals. Pro rugby including Heineken Cup & Guinness Pro12. 6 IRB 7s and the Commonwealth Games 7s in 2014.  Refereed many 7s tournaments in Scotland as well Hong Kong, Kinsale, Las Vegas 7s, Army 7s, Barcelona 7s, Tobago 7s and RBW7s. He will also be the “Referee’s Manager for this year’s MERBW7s.

Lee Bryant, (USA), picked up the whistle for her local society in Northern California in 2008 and made National Panel for USA in 2016. She has officiated two USA women’s 7s national finals. Has been an official at the 2015 PanAm games, Dubai 7’s, Rugby Town 7s and officiated the women’s final at the Las Vegas Invitational 7’s.

Gordon Galashan, (Scotland), started Refereeing in 2010 after serious injury stopped his playing career. Gordon has been a member of the Scottish Rugby Referees Academy since 2014 and officiated at the Scottish Bowl Final 2015. He has refereed Scottish Schools Shield Final 2016 at BT Murrayfield. Official on King of 7’s, Border 7’s circuit and Legacy 7’s 2016. Gordon was previously an official at both the Tobago 7’s and last years RBW7s.

Chantel John, (St Lucia), began playing rugby in 2004 eventually being selected for St Lucia. Began refereeing in 2015 and has been refereeing in the St. Vincent rugby tournament for the last three years. Chantel has also refereed in the St Lucia Rugby 7’s, 10s and 15s tournaments for the past 3 years.  She was appointed as Assistant Referee to the Rans International 15 game as well an Assistant Referee a the 2017 Rugby Barbados World 7s.

Thomas Krebs, (Canada), is a referee with the Nova Scotia society but has refereed across Canada, USA, UK and the Caribbean since 2004. Notable events such as Canadian National Championships, Ontario and Nova Scotia Provincial Championships, Las Vegas and New York 7’s, Tobago and Barbados 7’s, the Bruno Browne Cup in Trinidad, and famous Truro Indoor Sevens.

Kat Roche, (USA), is a referee currently based in Austin, Texas. She picked up the whistle her final year in university and immediately fell in love with the role. She went to Stellenbosch, South Africa to train for four months before returning to the USA where she has refereed the highest level of women’s rugby in both 15’s and 7’s. She has also refereed the Women’s 7’s Cup Qualifier in Mexico City and assisted at multiple HSBC 7’s events in the USA and Canada.

Charles Samson, (Scotland), currently a Guinness Pro12 TMO. Charles has also refereed Premiership rugby in Scotland, Sevens World Series Rugby and Rugby Europe Grand Prix series, U18 and 20 age grade internationals, women’s 6 Nations and men’s 6 Nations B competitions. Also currently President of the Midland Rugby Referee Society.

Eamonn Sayers, (Ireland), has officiated at all levels of rugby in Ireland as well as numerous Cup Finals and Pro level games.  Prolific on the sevens circuit and as well as three tournaments in Tobago, Eamonn also refereed at last year’s inaugural Rugby Barbados world 7s.

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