Thu 20 Jun 2019 | 01:33

U20: Doleman to Referee the Final

U20: Doleman to Referee the Final
Thu 20 Jun 2019 | 01:33
U20: Doleman to Referee the Final
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James Doleman of New Zealand has been chosen to referee the final match of World Rugby’s Under-20 Championship between France and Australia as the Jockey Club of Rosario on Saturday, 22 June 2019.

Doleman, who is 27, has made a name for himself on World Rugby’s Sevens circuit. This year alone he refereed at eight of the 10 tournaments. He has also refereed in New Zealand’s provincial tournament, the Mitre Cup.

He has had an interesting life. He was born to two teachers in Tauranga and spent much of his growing up moving with them and in the Philippines and China. Then he went to high school at Rosmini College, a Catholic school in Takapuna on Auckland’s north shore. He actually taught there for three years and was a member of Auckland referees but, having followed his father into refereeing, he is now the referees’ development officer in Otago, where he first joined a referees’ association, back in 2010.

He has refereed three matches at the Under-20 World Championship, most recently the semifinal between Austral a and home side Argentina.

The Appointments

Scotland vs Fiji at Old Resians Club in Santa Fe
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
Assistant referees: Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa), Juan Spirandelli (Argentina)
Television match official: Brian MacNeice (England)

Ireland vs New Zealand at Old Resians Club in Santa Fe
Referee: Andrea Piardi (Italy)
Assistant referees: Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa), Ignacio Bocardo (Argentina)
Television match official: Santiago Borsani (Argentina)

Italy vs Georgia at Old Resians Club in Santa Fe
Referee: Pali Deluca (Argentina)
Assistant referees: Damian Schneider (Argentina), Martin Eusebio (Argentina)
Television match official: Santiago Borsani (Argentina)

Wales vs England at Racecourse Ground in Rosario
Referee: Nika Amashukeli (Georgia)
Assistant referees: Tomaz Bertazza (Argentina), Nicolas Cotic (Argentina)
Television match official: Ian Smith (Australia)

Argentina vs South Africa at Racecourse Ground in Rosario
Referee: Damon Murphy (Australia)
Assistant referees: Ben Blain (Scotland), Christophe Ridley (England)
Television match official: Ian Smith (Australia)

France vs Australia at Racecourse Ground in Rosario
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Christophe Ridley (England), Ben Blain (Scotland)
Television match official: Brian MacNeice (England)

PV: 155


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