Match officials to August 31

Date published: August 26 2014

The Rugby Championship has a bye but provincial competitions continue in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

The Rugby Championship has a bye but provincial competitions continue in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Elsewhere, in the northern hemisphere, it's the third round of the Top 14 tournament in France.

And everywhere there are highly trained referees doing their best.

NRC, Round 2

Greater Sydney Rams vs Canberra Vikings at Pirtek Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant referees: James Leckie Amy Perrett Dom McCarthy
Assessor: Mick Tanzer

Queensland Country vs NSW Country Eagles at Bond University, Gold Coast
Referee: Steve Walsh
Assistant referees: Matt O'Brien Paul Haydock
Assessor: Andrew Cole

Perth Spirit vs Brisbane City at University of Western Australia, Perth
Referee: Graham Cooper
Assistant referees: Will Houston Pat Davis
Assessor: John McCarthy

Sydney Stars vs Melbourne Rising at Leichhardt Oval, Sydney
Referee: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Andrew Lees Michael Hogan
Assessor: Lyndon Bray

ITM Cup, Round 3

Waikato vs Taranaki at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Damian Mitchelmore

Canterbury vs Northland at AMI Stadium (Addington), Christchurch
Referee: Aki Aso

Wellington vs Manawatu at Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Referee: Richard Kelly

Counties-Manukau vs Hawke's Bay at ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe
Referee: Mike Fraser

Southland vs Otago at Rugby Park, Invercargill
Referee: Grant Stuart

North Harbour vs Waikato at QBE Stadium, North Harbour
Referee: Glen Jackson

Taranaki vs Bay of Plenty at Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth
Referee: Aki Aso

Auckland vs Tasman at Eden Park, Auckland
Referee: Damian Mitchelmore

Currie Cup Premier Division

Pumas vs Sharks at Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Referee: Ben Crouse
Assistant referees: Marius Jonker, Stefan Breytenbach
Television match official: Johan Greeff
Assessor: Deon van Blommestein

Griquas vs Free State at GWK Park, Kimberley
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper, Francois de Bruin
Television match official: JJ Wagner
Assessor: Banks Yantolo

Blue Bulls vs Western Province at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referees: Rasta Rasivhenge, Cobus Wessels
Television match official: Willie Vos
Assessor: Willie Roos

EP Kings vs Golden Lions at Nelson Mandela Stadium, PE
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant referees: Francois Pretorius, Lusanda Jam
Television match official: Jason Jaftha
Assessor: Dennis Immelman

Top 14, Round 3

Castres vs Bayonne at Stade Jean Pierre Antoine
Referee: Maxime Chalon
Assistant referees: Alexandre Ruiz, Laurent Amic
Television match official: Philippe Bonhoure

Grenoble vs Bordeaux-Bègles at Parc des Sports Lesdiguières
Referee: Salem Attalah
Assistant referees: Jonathan Gasnier, Eric Soulan
Television match official: Jean Pierre Pellaprat

La Rochelle vs Toulouse at Stade Marcel Deflandre
Referee: Cyril Lafon
Assistant referees: Julien Castaignède, Laurent Sclafer
Television match official: Daniel Irazoqui

Lyon vs Brive at Matmut Stadium
Referee: Laurent Cardona
Assistant referees: Christophe Mallet, Patrick Beuriot
Television match official: Gérard Borreani

Oyonnax РStade Fran̤ais at Stade Charles Mathon
Referee: Christophe Berdos
Assistant referees: Flavien Hourquet, Sébastien Hebert
Television match official: Bernard Dal Maso

Métro-Racing vs Toulon at Stade Yves Du Manoir
Referee: Sébastien Minery
Assistant referees: Mathieu Raynal , Jacques De Lemos
Television match official: Vincent Azoulay

Clermont vs Montpellier at Parc Sports Marcel Michelin
Referee: Romain Poite
Assistant referees: Mathieu Delpy, Laurent Breil
Television match official: Jean Marie Piraveau