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Match Officials for 2019 Six Nations

Match Officials for 2019 Six Nations
Sat 8 Dec 2018 | 08:08
Match Officials for 2019 Six Nations
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The Six Nations competition starts on 1 February 2019 when Wayne Barnes blows the whistle at Stade de France to start the match between France and Wales. It ends on 16 March 2019 when Paul Williams blows the final whistle of the Calcutta <Match at Twickenham.

There are 15 matches, refereed by fourteen referees, 14 because Nic Berry of Australia referees two of the matches.

Referees by Nationality

Australia: Nic Berry, Angus Gardener
England: Wayne Barnes, Matt Carley, Luke Pearce
France: Jérôme Garcès, Pascal Gaüzère, Romain Poite, Mathieu Raynal
New Zealand: Glen Jackson, Ben O’Keeffe, Paul Williams
South Africa: Jaco Peyper
Wales: Nigel Owens.

Three Six Nations countries have no referees appointed – Ireland, Italy and Scotland.

In fact Ireland’s only match officials on the list are assistant referee Andrew Brace and Simon McDowell, the TMO.

Argentina and Japan each have an assistant referee – Federico Anselmi and Shuhei Kubo.

According to World Rugby, these match officials could form the basis of the selection of match officials for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan later in the year.

Appointments

1 February 2019

France vs Wales at Stade de France
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Matthew Carley (England), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Television match official: Rowan Kitt (England)

2 February 2019

Scotland vs Italy at Murrayfield
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
Assistant referees: Mathieu Raynal (France), Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Ireland vs England at Aviva Stadium
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France), Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

9 February 2019

Scotland vs Ireland at Murrayfield
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: Pascal Gaüzère (France), Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official: Rowan Kitt (England)

Italy vs Wales at Stadio Olimpico
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Television match official: David Grashoff (England)

10 February 2019

England vs France at Twickenham
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Andrew Brace (Ireland), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Television match official: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

23 February 2019

France vs Scotland at Stade de France
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official: Rowan Kitt (England)

Wales vs England at Principality Stadium
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

24 February 2019

Italy vs Ireland at Stadio Olimpico
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official: Graham Hughes (England)

9 March 2019

Scotland vs Wales at Murrayfield
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Assistant referees: Luke Pearce (England), Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

England vs Italy at Twickenham
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)
Assistant referees: Paul Williams (New Zealand), Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

10 March 2019

Ireland vs France at Aviva Stadium
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

16 March 2019

Italy vs France
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official: Graham Hughes (England)

Wales vs Ireland at Principality Stadium
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand), Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

England vs Scotland at Twickenham
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

PV: 1860


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