Cape Town - The Springboks will have another French referee in charge of Saturday's Rugby World Cup Pool B clash against Namibia in Toyota in the form of 38-year-old Mathieu Raynal.

The Boks had Frenchman Jerome Garces blowing Saturday's 23-13 loss to the All Blacks in Tokyo. 

Garces has come under fire from Springbok supporters since then, with many believing that he let the All Blacks get away with numerous penalisable offences at the scrum, breakdown and in open play. 

The Boks have now lost all six of their Tests against the All Blacks in which Garces has officiated. 

However, after the match, Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus said he had no issues with how Garces blew the game. 

Raynal, meanwhile, has refereed the Springboks just once in his career - back in Allister Coetzee's first Test as coach against Ireland in Cape Town in 2016. 

The Boks went on to lose that match 26-20, but the Test will be remembered for the monstrous hit that Ireland flank CJ Stander put in on Bok fullback Pat Lambie.

Lambie was left concussed in a moment that effectively brought about an early retirement from the game, while Raynal showed Stander a straight red card. 

Refereeing was also an issue in the Australia v Fiji and France v Argentina matches over the weekend, and the match officials are already firmly in the spotlight. 

Kick-off on Saturday is at 11:45 (SA time) and the Boks are expected to make several changes to their side which will be named on Wednesday morning (SA time).

- Compiled by Lloyd Burnard