Springboks

Garces to ref Boks v All Blacks at Newlands

2017-07-11 08:30
Jerome Garces (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Frenchman Jerome Garces will referee this year's Rugby Championship clash between the Springboks and the All Blacks at Newlands. 

Click for the full 2017 Rugby Championship refereeing schedule

Remarkably, there are five matches that will be officiated by French referees while only one - the September clash between Argentina and New Zealand in Buenos Aires - will be blown by a South African in Jaco Peyper.

The Boks will have another Frenchman, Romain Poite, in charge of their tournament opener against Argentina at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on August 19.

Poite, the controversial referee in charge of this past Saturday's 15-15 draw between the All Blacks and British and Irish Lions, has been given just the one Rugby Championship clash. 

Refereeing schedule for 2017 Rugby Championship:

August 19

Australia v NZ- Jerome Garces (France)

SA v Argentina - Romain Poite (France)

August 26

NZ v Australia - Wayne Barnes (England)

Argentina v SA - Pascal Gauzere (France)

September 9

NZ v Argentina - Angus Gardner (Australia)

Australia v SA - Glen Jackson (NZ)

September 16

Australia v Argentina - John Lacey (Ireland)

NZ v SA - Nigel Owens (Wales)

September 30

SA v Australia - Ben O'Keeffe (NZ)

Argentina v NZ - Jaco Peyper (SA)

October 7

SA v NZ - Jerome Garces (France)

Argetnina v Australia - Mathieu Raynal (France) 

 

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