June Tests' match officials

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:54
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Tests break out again in earnest in June and match officials go whizzing around the world.

It is above all a Southern Hemisphere time and the focus will be mostly on the B&I Lions tour of New Zealand with Jaco Peyper's, Jérôme Garcès and Romain Poite to care for the Tests.

In general the Northern Hemisphere forsakes its summer for the southern winter, and then in November the reverse happens.

There are two Rugby World Tournaments in which referees have not been appointed to individual matches yet but the referees for the tournaments are known. They are the Nations Cup and the Under-20 World Championship.

And then there are three matches of qualification for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

Appointments

3 June 2017
Provincial Union XV vs British & Irish Lions at Toll Stadium, Whangarei
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Local (New Zealand)
Television match official: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)  

7 June 2017
Blues vs British & Irish Lions at Eden Park, Auckland
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
Assistant referees: Mathieu Raynal (France), Angus Gardner (Australia)
Television match official: Marius Jonker (South Africa)  
 
10 June 2017
Crusaders vs British & Irish Lions at AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Pascal Gauzère (France)
Television match official: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Australia vs Fiji at AAMI Park, Melbourne
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)  

USA vs Ireland at Red Bull Arena, Newark, New Jersey
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
Assistant referees: Federico Anselmi (Argentina), Chris Assmus (Canada)
Television match official: Neil Paterson (Scotland)  

Canada vs Georgia at Calgary Rugby Park, Calgary, Canada
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Shuhei Kubo (Japan), Ben Whitehouse (Wales)   

Japan vs Romania at Egao Kenko Stadium, Kumamoto
Referee: Alex Ruiz (France)
Assistant referees: JP Doyle (England), Will Houston (Australia)
Television match official: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)  

Argentina vs England in San Juan, Argentina
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Egon Seconds (South Africa)
Television match official: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)  

Italy vs Scotland in Singapore
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Tim Baker (Hong Kong)
Television match official: Minoru Fuji (Japan)  

South Africa vs France at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official: Rowan Kitt (England)  

Nations Cup
Namibia vs Spain at Estádio Charrúa, Montevideo
Argentina XV vs Russia at Estádio Charrúa, Montevideo
Uruguay vs Emerging Italy at Estádio Charrúa, Montevideo        

13 June 2017
Highlanders vs British & Irish Lions at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Pascal Gauzère (France), Mathieu Raynal (France)
Television match official: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Nations Cup        
Namibia vs Emerging Italy at Estádio Charrúa, Montevideo
Argentina XV vs Spain at Estádio Charrúa, Montevideo
Uruguay vs Russia at Estádio Charrúa, Montevideo  

16 June 2017
Tonga vs Wales Auckland ()  
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Paul Williams (New Zealand), Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)  

17 June 2017
Maori All Blacks vs British & Irish Lions at International Stadium, Rotorua
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Romain Poite (France)
Television match official: Ian Smith (Australia)  

Fiji vs Italy ANZ Stadium, Suva
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Pascal Gauzère (France), Graham Cooper (Australia)   

USA vs Georgia at Fifth Third Bank Stadium, Atlanta
Referee: Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Assistant referees: Luke Pearce (England), Chris Assmus (Canada)
Television match official: Neil Paterson (Scotland)  

Canada vs Romania at Ellerslie Rugby Park, Edmonton
Referee: Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Assistant referees: Andrew Brace (Ireland), Ben Whitehouse (Wales)   

Japan vs Ireland at Shizuoka Stadium, Ecopa, Shizuoka
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Assistant referees: JP Doyle (England), Alex Ruiz (France)
Television match official: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)  

Argentina vs England in Santa Fe
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Egon Seconds (South Africa)
Television match official: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)  

South Africa vs France Kings Park, Durban
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Angus Gardner (Australia)
Television match official: Rowan Kitt (England)  

Australia vs Scotland at Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Matthew Carley (England), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)  

18 June 2017
Nations Cup

Namibia vs Russia at Estádio Charrúa, Montevideo          
Uruguay vs Spain at Estádio Charrúa, Montevideo
Argentina vs Emerging Italy at Estádio Charrúa, Montevideo

20 June 2017
Chiefs vs British & Irish Lions at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Romain Poite (France)
Television match official: Ian Smith (Australia)  

24 June 2017
New Zealand vs British & Irish Lions at Eden Park, Auckland
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France), Jérôme Garcès (France)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)

Samoa vs Wales Apia Park, Apia
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Rohan Hoffman (Australia)   

Fiji vs Scotland at ANZ Stadium, Suva
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
Assistant referees: Will Houston (Australia), Graham Cooper (Australia)    

Japan vs Ireland at Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
Assistant referees: Mathieu Raynal (France), Alex Ruiz (France)
Television match official: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)  

Argentina vs Georgia at Estádio 23 de Agosto, Jujuy
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Egon Seconds (South Africa)
Television match official: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)  

Australia vs Italy at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)  

South Africa vs France at Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand), Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Television match official: Rowan Kitt (England)

Rugby World Cup Qualifier
Canada vs USA at Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
Assistant referees: Andrew Brace (Ireland), Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Television match official: Sean Davey (England)  

27 June 2017
Hurricanes vs British & Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Jérôme Garcès (France)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)

1 July 2017
New Zealand vs British & Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France), Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)  

Rugby World Cup Qualifiers
Samoa vs Tonga at Apia Park, Apia
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Assistant referees: Nick Briant (New Zealand), Paul Williams (New Zealand)   

USA vs Canada at Torero Stadium, San Diego
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Ben Whitehouse (Wales), Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Television match official: Sean Davey (England)  

8 July 2017
New Zealand vs British & Irish Lions at Eden Park, Auckland
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)  

Rugby World Cup Qualifiers
Fiji vs Tonga at Suva
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Paul Williams (New Zealand), Marius Mitrea (Italy)   

15 July 2017
Samoa vs Fiji at Apia Park, Apia
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Marius Mitrea (Italy), Nick Briant (New Zealand)

Nations Cup, 10 - 18 June 2017

Referees: Iñigo Atorrasagasti (Spain), Vlad Iordachescu (Romania), Joaquín Montes (Uruguay), Kurt Weaver (USA)

World Rugby's Under-20 World Championship, 31 May to 18 June 2017

Match officials: Mike Adamson (Scotland), Pierre Brousset (France), Nic Berry (Australia), Tom Foley (England), Johan Greeff (South Africa), Dan Jones (Wales), Jon Mason (Wales), Frank Murphy (Ireland), Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand), Andrea Piardi (Italy), Christophe Ridley (England), Charles Samson (Scotland), Jaco van Heerden (South Africa)

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