THERE will, at least, be some Scottish involvement in Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 Final between Leinster and Munster in Dublin, with Mike Adamson being appointed the match referee.
It is another significant endorsement for Adamson, who took charge of his first Guinness Six Nations fixture in early February, when he officiated England’s home win against Italy.
He previously refereed the 2019 PRO14 semi-final between these same two teams, before acting as assistant referee the following week for that year’s Final in Glasgow.
The 36-year-old also recently refereed his 50th game in the Guinness PRO14 having made his Championship debut in 2016.
Adamson, who is a former Glasgow Hawks and Glasgow Warriors full-back, and a Scotland 7s cap, refereed at the 2016 Rio Olympics where he was appointed to the semi-final between Fiji and Japan.
The rest of the match official panel for the game at the RDS Arena has also been confirmed, with Sean Gallagher and Chris Busby (both IRFU) serving as assistant referees, while Joy Neville (also IRFU) has been appointed as Television Match Official.
“Our final is about the best teams getting their opportunity to lift the trophy they have worked so hard for all year and everyone involved in the selection process for our match officials also wants the best performing referees to get their chance on the biggest stage,” said Greg Garner, Elite Referee Manager of PRO14 Rugby.