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IRB Referees and Match Officials

IRB Referees and Match Officials

Emirates is at the center of every international rugby match through its sponsorship of the IRB’s referees.

The elite pool of officials who take charge of the sport’s biggest matches wear Emirates' logo on their shirts, ensuring we are with them at the heart of the action on the pitch—and on the touchlines too!

The airline also sponsors the HSBC Sevens World Series Dubai event and Perth-based Emirates Western Force, as well as US Rugby Sevens.

IRB Referees and Match Officials
From left to right, IRB referees Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Steve Walsh (Australia), Craig Joubert (South Africa) and Wayne Barnes (England) at Madinat Jumeirah. They were among a group of 21 referees who recently attended an IRB training camp at the Sevens Stadium in Dubai. Emirates has extended its sponsorship of the IRB referees until 2019.


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