Referee Profile | Gary Smith

Gary Smith(left) with his favourite referee Colin Hawke(right)

Gary has been a stalwart of Otago rugby. He referees in Central Otago and a prominent member of the association. We sat down and had a chat with Gary about a few things:

Why do you referee? 

Passionate about rugby & very community minded

Favourite referee moment?

Making the 2003 South Island NPC Development Squad

Greatest sporting moment?

Watching live Highlanders winning Super Rugby 2015

Favourite Referee and why? 

Colin Hawke – True Professional wasn’t scared to make the big calls.

Most inspirational leader and why?

Richie McCaw – Lead from the front and knew how to win