Match officials to November 2

Date published: October 28 2014

The match officials for this week’s action have been confirmed, with Craig Joubert refereeing the USA versus New Zealand showdown.

The match officials for this weekend’s action have been confirmed, with Craig Joubert refereeing the USA versus New Zealand fixture in Chicago.


Namibia vs Germany at Hage Geingob Rugby Stadium in Windhoek
Referee: Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa), Rodney Boneparte (South Africa)

Thailand vs Malaysia at Boon-ya-jin-da (Police) Stadium in Bangkok
Referee: Matthew Rodden (Hong Kong)
Assistant referees: Timothy Baker (Hong Kong), Andrew Treloar (Hong Kong)
Television match official: Hugh Watkins (Hong Kong)

Japan vs Maori All Blacks at Noevir Stadium
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), James Leckie (Australia)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)

Barbarians vs Australia at Twickenham
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: JP Doyle (England), Gregory Garner (England)
Television match official: Rowan Kitt (England)
Timekeeper: Roy Marfleet (England)
Assessor: Stephen Leyshon (England)

USA vs New Zealand at Soldier Field Stadium, Chicago
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Chris Assmus (Canada), tba (Canada)
Television match official: tba (Canada)

England Championship XV vs Canada
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
Assistant referees: Philip Watters (England), Jonathan Healy (England)
Television match official: Geoffrey Warren (England)
Assessor: Tony Spreadbury


Glasgow Warriors vs Benetton Treviso at Scotstoun Stadium
Referee: tba
Assistant referees: Neil Paterson, Lloyd Linton
Television match official: tba
Timekeeper: John McLaughlin
Assessor: Fergus Neil

Leinster vs Edinburgh at RDS Arena
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: David Wilkinson (Ireland), Stuart Douglas (Ireland)
Television match official: Kevin Beggs (Ireland)
Assessor: Michael Carroll (Ireland)

Ospreys vs Connacht at Liberty Stadium
Referee: Johnny Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Ben Whitehouse (Wales), Martyn Lewis (Wales)
Television match official: Paul Adams (Wales)
Assessor: Robert Davies (Wales)

Cardiff Blues vs Munster at Cardiff Arms Park
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Assistant referees: Leighton Hodges (Wales), Simon Rees (Wales)
Television match official: Gareth Simmonds (Wales)
Assessor: Les Peard (Wales)

Scarlets vs Zebre at Parc y Scarlets
Referee: Gary Conway (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Craig Evans (Wales), Jon Mason (Wales)
Assessor: Huw Lewis (Wales)

Ulster vs Dragons at Kingspan Stadium
Referee: Matteo Liperini (Italy)
Assistant referees: Nigel Correll (Ireland), Paul Haycock (Ireland)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Assessor: Jack Young (Ireland)

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Sale Sharks vs London Wasps at AJ Bell Stadium
Referee: Greg Macdonald
Assistant referees: Paul Dix, Gordon Goodliffe
Timekeeper: Anthony Turner
Assessor: Gary Welsh

Bath vs London Welsh at Recreation Ground
Referee: David Procter
Assistant referees: Peter Huckle, Stuart Terheege
Christopher White
Timekeeper: Paul Stanley

Exeter Chiefs vs Gloucester at Sandy Park
Referee: Simon Harding
Assistant referees: Andrew Pearce, Ross Campbell
Timekeeper: Laurie Bryant

London Irish vs Leicester Tigers at Madejski Stadium
Referee: Steve Lee
Assistant referees: Kelvin Stewart, Paul Burton
Timekeeper: David Hudson
Assessor: Nigel Yates

Northampton Saints vs Newcastle Falcons at Franklin’s Gardens
Referee: Andrew Jackson
Assistant referees: Gareth Copsey, Simon Mcconnell
Timekeeper: Mike Hamlin
Assessor: Matthew O’Grady

Saracens vs Harlequins at Allianz Park
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Assistant referees: Roy Maybank, Ashley Rowden
Television match official: Sean Davey
Timekeeper: John Burtenshaw

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Lyon vs Toulouse at Matmut Stadium
Referee: Pascal Gauz