Match officials for November Tests

Date published: October 7 2014

The International Rugby Board has announced the match official appointments for November, with Craig Joubert given USA v New Zealand.

The International Rugby Board has announced the match officials for the November Tests, with Craig Joubert handed USA versus New Zealand.

Appointments were made by the IRB Match Official Selection Committee at its recent meeting in Dublin and follow a detailed review of recent performances during the June Test window, the Rugby Championship and other matches.

South Africa’s Joubert will kick off a busy month of Tests as teams and officials begin the countdown to RWC 2015, when he takes charge of the All Blacks fixture at Soldier Field in Chicago on November 1.

Steve Walsh will be the man in the middle for England’s match with the Springboks and Nigel Owens will officiate at Stade de France when Les Bleus take on Australia, as well as refereeing New Zealand’s visit to Twickenham. Wayne Barnes has been appointed to Wales v New Zealand in Cardiff, while Ireland v Australia in Dublin will be refereed by Glen Jackson. J