David Pakieto

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David Pakieto
Playing information
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Otahuhu Leopards
Refereeing information
Years Competition Apps
1999 Tri Nations 1
2000 World Cup 4
Source: RLP

David Pakieto is a New Zealand current rugby league video referee and former referee. An international referee, Black has also controlled New Zealand Rugby League matches.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Pakieto was a junior with the Otahuhu Leopards and represented Auckland age group teams up to Under 18 level.[2] He played with the premier side in 1986.[3]

Referee career[edit]

As New Zealand's top referee, Pakieto refereed in the 1999 Tri-Nations and at the 2000 World Cup.[4]

Pakieto is now a video referee and often is the New Zealand appointee in international matches.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ Bartercard Cup Rd7 - Fixtures and Teams New Zealand Rugby League, 12 May 2006
  2. ^ Otahuhu Rovers Rugby League Football and Sports Club Inc Auckland Rugby League
  3. ^ 1986 Lion Red Rugby League Annual, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1986. p.101
  4. ^ Results & Fixtures BBC Sport
  5. ^ Australia v New Zealand Preview NRL.com, 6 May 2010
  6. ^ "Kiwis rally behind Kearney". The Press. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  7. ^ NZRL wins battle to have Neutral referee for Bundaberg Test New Zealand Rugby League, 14 April 2007