Garcès and Barnes to ref semi-finals

Date published: October 19 2015

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The match officials have been confirmed for the semi-final stage of Rugby World Cup 2015 this weekend with Jérôme Garcès and Wayne Barnes selected as referees.

The first semi-final will take place at Twickenham between South Africa and New Zealand on Saturday (kick-off 16:00) with France’s Garcès in the middle. He will be joined on the line by compatriot Romain Poite and Ireland’s John Lacey with George Ayoub of Australia being the television match official.

The following day at the same venue, Argentina will take on Australia in the second semi-final (kick-off 16:00) and England’s Wayne Barnes will take charge. His assistant referees will be Jaco Peyper of South Africa and Ireland’s George Clancy. New Zealand’s Ben Skeen will be TMO.

The final and bronze final appointments will be announced in due course.

Rugby World Cup semi-final match officials:

South Africa v New Zealand
@ Twickenham
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France); John Lacey (Ireland)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)

Argentina v Australia
@ Twickenham
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa); George Clancy (Ireland)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

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