Match officials to June 8

Date published: June 2 2014

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The match officials for the opening weekend of the June internationals have been announced, with Nigel Owens in the middle at Eden Park.

The match officials for the opening weekend of the June internationals have been announced, with Nigel Owens in the middle at Eden Park.

International

South Africa vs World XV
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa), Quinton Immelman (South Africa)
Television match official: Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)
Timekeeper: Albert Mocke (South Africa)
Assessor: Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)

New Zealand vs England at Eden Park, Auckland
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Jérôme Garcès (France)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)
Assessor: Andrew Cole (Australia)

Fiji vs Italy at National Stadium, Suva
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
Assistant referees: Johan Hoffmann (Australia), James Leckie (Australia)
Assessor: Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)

Australia vs France at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Chris Pollock (New Zealand), Garratt Williamson (New Zealand)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)
Assessor: Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)

Argentina vs Ireland at Estadio Centenario, Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Jaco van Heerden (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Assessor: Clayton Thomas (Wales)

USA vs Scotland in Houston
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
Assistant referees: Francesco Pastrana (Argentina), Chris Assmus (Canada)
Television match official: Alan Hosie (Scotland)
Assessor: Donal Courtney (Ireland)

Pacific Nations Cup

Samoa vs Tonga at Apia Park, Apia
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Mathieu Raynal (France), Andrew Lees (Australia)

Canada vs Japan at Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, British Columbia
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Assistant referees: Greg Garner (England), Nick Ricono (USA)

Junior World Championship

Round 2, 6 June 2014

Scotland vs Samoa at Ecolight Stadium, Pukekohe
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Brett Johnson (New Zealand), Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
Television match official: Vinny Munro (New Zealand)
Assessor: Clayton Thomas

New Zealand vs South Africa at QBE Stadium, Auckland
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Assistant referees: Joaquin Montes (Uruguay), Brendan Pickerill (New Zealand)
Television match official: Chris Watt (New Zealand)
Assessor: Donal Courtney

France vs Fiji at Ecolight Stadium, Pukekohe
Referee: Vlad Iordachescu (Romania)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), Angus Mabey (New Zealand)
Television match official: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)
Assessor: Lyndon Bray

Wales vs Ireland at Ecolight Stadium, Pukekohe
Referee: Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa, Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
Television match official: Vinny Munro (New Zealand)
Assessor: Lyndon Bray

Argentina vs Italy at QBE Stadium, Auckland
Referee: Matt O'Brien (Australia)
Assistant referees: Aki Aso (Japan), Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Television match official: Chris Watt (New Zealand)
Assessor: Donal Courtney

England vs Australia at QBE Stadium, Auckland
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Joaquin Montes (Uruguay), Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Television match official: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)
Assessor: Andrew Cole

Friendly

Eastern Province Kings vs Wales at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Referee: Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Christie du Preez (South Africa), Rodney Bonaparte (South Africa)
Television match official: Jason Jaftha (South Africa)
Assessor: Banks Yantolo (South Africa)

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