Joubert to ref USA v All Blacks

2014-10-30 07:47
Craig Joubert (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - South Africa's Craig Joubert will be in Chicago this Saturday when he referees the Test between the United States and New Zealand.

Joubert was the referee in last weekend's Currie Cup final between Western Province and the Golden Lions at Newlands. He received high praise for the way in which he handled the game and this week his reward is a trip to the United States.

The Eagles play the All Blacks at the Soldiers Field, the home ground of gridiron club Chicago Bears.

According to the SA Rugby Referees website, the ground seats 61 500 and it is sold out.

Meanwhile, other South African referee in action this weekend is Jaco Peyper, who will take charge of the Barbarians v Australia game at Twickenham in London.

International fixtures this weekend:

Thailand vs Malaysia at Boon-ya-jin-da (Police) Stadium in Bangkok
Referee: Matthew Rodden (Hong Kong)
Assistant referees: Timothy Baker (Hong Kong), Andrew Treloar (Hong Kong)
Television match official: Hugh Watkins (Hong Kong)

Japan vs Maori All Blacks at Noevir Stadium
Referee:  Luke Pearce (England)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), James Leckie (Australia)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)

Barbarians vs Australia at Twickenham
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: JP Doyle (England), Gregory Garner (England)
Television match official: Rowan Kitt (England)
Timekeeper: Roy Marfleet (England)
Assessor: Stephen Leyshon (England)

USA vs New Zealand at Soldier Field Stadium, Chicago
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Chris Assmus (Canada), Andrew McMaster (Canada)
Television match official: Brian Arciero (Canada)

England Championship XV vs Canada
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
Assistant referees: Philip Watters (England), Jonathan Healy (England)
Television match official: Geoffrey Warren (England)
Assessor: Tony Spreadbury


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