Referees for Sevens, Day 1
Paddy O'Brien, World Rugby's manager of Sevens referees, has appointed the referees for the 24 matches on Day 1. Mike Adamson of Scotland blows the whistle to start the day and then several hours later the referee to end the day.
The matches will take place in newish Westpac Stadium in New Zealand's capital city and it is always a jolly occasion.
The referees for the tournament are Mike Adamson (Scotland), Nick Briant (New Zealand), Craig Joubert (South Africa), Richard Kelly (New Zealand), Anthony Moyes (Australia), Matt O'Brien (Australia), Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa) and Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa).
For all of them there is the carrot of a possible appointment to the Olympic Games later this year.
Matches with Kick-off Times, Teams and Referees
11.30: France vs England – Referee: Mike Adamson
11.52: USA vs Samoa – Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
12.14: Argentina vs Wales – Referee: Craig Joubert
12.36: Fiji vs Japan – Referee: Matt O'Brien
12.58: Kenya vs Canada – Referee: Richard Kelly
13.20: Australia vs Portugal – Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
13.42: South Africa vs Scotland – Referee: Nick Briant
14.04: New Zealand vs Russia – Referee: Anthony Moyes
14.32: France vs Samoa – Referee: Matt O'Brien
14.54: USA vs England – Referee: Craig Joubert
15.16: Argentina vs Japan – Referee: Anthony Moyes
15.38: Fiji vs Wales – Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
16.00: Kenya vs Portugal – Referee: Nick Briant
16.22: Australia vs Canada – Referee: Mike Adamson
16.44: South Africa vs Russia – Referee: Richard Kelly
17.06: New Zealand vs Scotland – Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
17.28: England vs Samoa – Referee: Anthony Moyes
17.54: France vs USA – Referee: Nick Briant
18.20: Wales vs Japan – Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
18.46: Argentina vs Fiji – Referee: Richard Kelly
19.12: Canada vs Portugal – Referee: Matt O'Brien
19.38: Kenya vs Australia – Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
20.04: Scotland vs Russia – Referee: Craig Joubert
20.30: South Africa vs New Zealand – Referee: Mike Adamson
Photo: Rasta Rasivhenge