SA referee trio in action

2014-11-05 15:22
Craig Joubert (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - South African referees Craig Joubert, Stuart Berry and Jaco Peyper will be on international duty this weekend as the northern hemisphere rugby season takes centre stage.

Joubert, who took charge of the Currie Cup final two weekends ago as well as the USA v All Blacks Test last weekend, will officiate the Test between Wales and Australia at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday, with Peyper serving as an assistant referee, while Berry has been tasked with refereeing the clash between Canada and Namibia at Parc Eiras Stadium in Wales on Friday.

Frenchman Romain Poite will referee the Test between Ireland and the Springboks in Dublin on Saturday.

Meanwhile, veteran referee Marius Jonker, who officiated 38 Tests and over 100 first-class matches, brought down the curtain on his career. He will, however, continue to offer his expertise as a television match official.

Jonker started refereeing in 1999 and took charge of his final Test in Windhoek last week between Namibia and Germany.

International referees in action this weekend:

Canada vs Namibia at Parc Eiras, Colwyn Bay, Wales

Referee: Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Neil Paterson (Scotland), Martyn Lewis (Wales)

England vs New Zealand Twickenham, England
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Ireland vs South Africa at Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: Mathieu Raynal (France), Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official: Jim Yuille (Scotland)

Scotland vs Argentina at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: George Clancy (Ireland), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official: Eric Gauzins (France)

Wales vs Australia at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), JP Doyle (England)
Television match official: Graham Hughes (England)

France vs Fiji at Le Nouveau Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official: Stefano Pennè (Italy)

Georgia vs Tonga at Mikheil Meshki Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
Assistant referees: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland), Vlad Iordachescu (Romania)
Television match official: Carlo Damasco (Italy)

Italy vs Samoa at Stadio Cino e Lilio Del Duca, Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
Assistant referees: Johnny Lacey (Ireland), Greg Garner (England)
Television match official: Gareth Simmonds (Wales)

Romania vs USA at Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest, Romania
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Assistant referees: Ian Davies (Wales), Neil Hennessy (Wales)
Television match official: Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)

Japan vs Maori All Blacks at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, Tokyo, Japan
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Luke Pearce (England), James Leckie (Australia)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)

Hong Kong vs Russia at Hong Kong Football Club, Hong Kong
Referee: Akihisa Aso (Japan)
Assistant referees: Shuhei Kubo (Japan), Takashi Harada (Japan)


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