Match officials to March 15

Date published: March 9 2015

The match officials for this week's action have been confirmed, with Wayne Barnes given the Wales versus Ireland Six Nations fixture in Cardiff.

Six Nations

Wales vs Ireland
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Jerome Garces (France), Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official: Graham Hughes (England)
Assessor: Donal Courtney (Ireland)

England vs Scotland
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: George Clancy (Ireland), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)
Assessor: Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)

Italy vs France
Referee: JP Doyle (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Assessor: Clayton Thomas (Wales)

Super Rugby

Hurricanes vs Blues at FMG Stadium, Palmerston North
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand)
Television match official: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)

Force vs Rebels at nib Stadium, Perth
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann (Australia)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Graham Cooper (Australia)
Television match official: Peter Marshall (Australia)

Crusaders vs Lions at AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand), Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Television match official: Chris Wratt (New Zealand)

Highlanders vs Waratahs at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Kane McBride (New Zealand), Mike Lash (New Zealand)
Television match official: Vinny Munro (New Zealand)

Reds vs Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Referee: Andrew Lees (Australia)
Assistant referees: Matt O'Brien (Australia), Damien Mitchelmore (Australia)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)

Stormers vs Chiefs at Newlands
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), Quinton Immelman (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Cheetahs vs Sharks at Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Jaco van Heerden (South Africa), Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Television match official: Johan Greeff (South Africa)

LV= Cup

Leicester Tigers vs Exeter Chiefs
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
Assistant referees: Nigel Carrick, Ian Tempest
Television match official: David Grashoff
Timekeeper: Clive Leeke
Assessor: Nigel Yates

Saracens vs Northampton Saints
Referee: Dean Richards
Assistant referees: Roy Maybank, Andrew Pearce
Television match official: Rowan Kitt
Timekeeper: Robert Ockenden
Assessor: Gary Welsh

Top 14

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Lyon vs Toulon