Chris Pollock

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Chris Pollock
Chris Pollock Rugby.jpg
Pollock in Fiji n 2012
Full name Chris Pollock
Date of birth (1972-11-09) 9 November 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth Taranaki
Refereeing career
Years Competition Apps
IRB Junior World Championship
Test Matches
Six Nations Championship
Super Rugby



Chris Pollock is a Rugby Union referee who represents the New Zealand Rugby Union. In 2008 he was part of the IRB's touch judge panel.[1] He made his official referee debut on June 5, 2009, when refereeing Argentina under-20's and Ireland under-20's in the 2009 IRB Junior World Championship

He was part of the 2011 Rugby World Cup referee panel.[2] After refereeing the match between Ireland and Scotland in the 2012 Six Nations Championship, he was among the game's elite officials with a place in the IRB selection for the 2012 June tests refereeing in the second test of Wales' tour to Australia.

In 2013, Pollock was responsible for introducing the ref-cam in the Super Rugby.[3] During the round 2 derby match between Queensland Reds and New South Wales Waratahs, Pollock has a cam strapped round his head to show a different perspective to the game. He is one of three referees who will referee a test in the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour to Australia, taking charge in the first test, and touch judging in the second and third alongside; Craig Joubert and Romain Poite.[4] He claimed he was happy to be a part of this tour.[5]


  1. ^ "2008 Referee Panel". Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  2. ^ "2011 Rugby World Cup Referee Panel" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Ref-cam debut". 2013-02-20. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  4. ^ "British and Irish Lions referees" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  5. ^ "Chris Pollock : " The Lions was a great tour to be a part "". Esprit de la Règle.