Rugby Championship

French ref for Boks v All Blacks

2015-05-08 10:15
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Cape Town - World Rugby on Friday announced referee appointments for the 2015 Rugby Championship.

Wales’ Nigel Owens will referee the Springboks’ first match against Australia in Brisbane on Saturday, July 18.

The Boks’ second match - against New Zealand in Johannesburg (July 25) - will be officiated by Frenchman Jerome Garces, while their third and final game against Argentina in Durban (August 8) will be handled by another Frenchman, Romain Poite.

After the Rugby Championship, which is shortened because it’s a World Cup year, the Springboks also play a stand-alone Test against Argentina in Buenos Aires. That game will be refereed by New Zealand’s Glen Jackson.

South African officials involved in the Rugby Championship include Craig Joubert, Jaco Peyper, Stuart Berry and Shaun Veldsman.

2015 Rugby Championship referee appointments:

New Zealand v Argentina @ AMI Stadium, Christchurch

Friday, July 17

Kick-Off 09:35 (SA time)

Referee Craig Joubert

AR1 Jaco Peyper

AR2 Stuart Berry

TMO George Ayoub

Australia v South Africa @ Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Saturday, July 18

Kick-Off 12:05 (SA time)

Referee Nigel Owens

AR1 Glen Jackson

AR2 Mike Fraser

TMO Ben Skeen

South Africa v New Zealand @ Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg

Saturday, July 25

Kick-Off 17:35

Referee Jerome Garces

AR1 Romain Poite

AR2 Leighton Hodges

TMO Graham Hughes

Argentina v Australia @ Estadio Malvinas Argentina, Mendoza

Saturday, July 25:

Kick-Off 00:40 (Sunday SA time)

Referee Jaco Peyper

AR1 Chris Pollock

AR2 Stuart Berry

TMO Shaun Veldsman

Australia v New Zealand @ ANZ Stadium, Sydney

Saturday, August 8

Kick-Off 12:05 (SA time)

Referee Wayne Barnes

AR1 Nigel Owens

AR2 Federico Anselmi

TMO Shaun Veldsman

South Africa v Argentina @ Kings Park, Durban

Saturday, August 8

Kick-Off 17:05

Referee Romain Poite

AR1 JP Doyle

AR2 Marius Mitrea

TMO Ben Skeen

The following matches are stand-alone Tests and not officially part of the Rugby Championship:

New Zealand v Australia @ Eden Park, Auckland

Saturday, August 15

Kick-Off 09:35 (SA time)

Referee Nigel Owens

AR1 Wayne Barnes

AR2 Federico Anselmi

TMO Shaun Veldsman

Argentina v South Africa @ TBC, Buenos Aires

Saturday, August 15

Kick-Off TBC

Referee Glen Jackson

AR1 Romain Poite

AR2 Mike Fraser

TMO George Ayoub


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