WRWC: Referees for Play-offs

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:18
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It's play-off time in the Women's Rugby World Cup which has now moved from Dublin to Belfast.

The two semifinals will decide who will play in the final on Saturday, 26 August 2017. The betting for the finalists falls heavily on New Zealand and England.

The referees for the semifinals are Graham Cooper of Australia and Alhambra Nievas of Spain who was one of the two Referees of the Year at World Rugby's awards at the end of 2016. She refereed the women's final at the Olympic Games in Rio.

Ninth Place
Italy vs Japan
Referee: Tim Baker (Hong Kong
Assistant referees: Sean Gallagher (Ireland), Marie Lematte (France)
Television match official: Kevin Beggs (Ireland)

Spain vs Hong Kong
Referee: Sara Cox (England)
Assistant referees: Joy Neville (Ireland), Beatrice Benvenuti (Italy)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)


Fifth Place
Canada vs Wales
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa), Marie Lematte (France)
Television match official: Kevin Beggs (Ireland)

Ireland vs Australia
Referee: Ian Tempest (England)
Assistant referees: Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa), Hollie Davidson (Scotland)
Television match official: David Grashoff (England)

Semifinals

New Zealand vs USA
Referee: Alhambra Nievas (Spain)
Assistant referees: Sean Gallagher (Ireland), Rose LaBrèche (Canada)
Television match official: David Grashoff (England)

England vs France
Referee: Graham Cooper (Australia)
Assistant referees: Joy Neville (Ireland), Hollie Davidson (Scotland)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

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