Rugby

Joubert returns for key Six Nations clash

2015-11-12 09:00
Craig Joubert (AP)

Dublin - Craig Joubert will referee the England-Wales match in the Six Nations in March, his first major appointment since the controversial end to the Australia-Scotland quarter-final at the Rugby World Cup.

Joubert was publicly humiliated by World Rugby after he awarded Australia a last-minute penalty that it kicked over to beat Scotland by one point at Twickenham.

World Rugby made the unusual decision to release a statement and shame Joubert, and inflame Scotland's feeling of injustice.

Joubert was unable to use the Television Match Official at the time, a rule which is being reviewed.

Aside from controlling the England-Wales game at Twickenham on March 12, Joubert will see the Scots again, but as a touchjudge when they play Ireland in Dublin on March 19 on the final weekend.

Among the other appointments announced on Wednesday, Nigel Owens, who whistled the World Cup final, will touch judge a couple of matches before taking the tournament closer between France and England in Paris.

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