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Tonight, Angus Gardner will referee his 50th Super Rugby fixture at Suncorp Stadium when the Reds host the Brumbies.
Gardner made his debut in Super Rugby in 2012, fittingly at the same venue in a match between the Reds and the Rebels.
He is the first Australian referee since Stu Dickinson to reach this milestone and he doesn’t look like stopping any time soon.
Now a Regular Tier One test Referee, Gardner is regarded as one of the best in the World and later this month will referee, what potentially will be the Six Nations decider between Ireland and England at Twickenham.
He started refereeing back in 1999 at the age of 15 at his school Shore, in Sydney. He later went on to join Sydney referees and made his First Grade Debut between Parramatta and Warringah when Dickinson had to retire injured. Not the most memorable debut for Angus, as it only lasted a few minutes when he also went down injured.
He later made his Test Debut in 2011 when he refereed a match between Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.
He has refereed at two Junior World Cups in 2012 and 2014 and was part of the Match Official team at the 2015 Rugby World Cup as an Assistant Referee.
Rugby Australia National Match Official team wishes Angus the best of luck tonight and we look forward to his next major milestone in his refereeing career.