Match officials to November 6

Date published: November 2 2016

International action returns and the match officials for this week’s games have been confirmed, with Craig Joubert refereeing Wales versus Australia.

New Zealand and Argentina are also playing Tests, against Ireland and Japan respectively and South Africa take on the Barbarians.

There are full rounds of matches in the PRO12 and Top 14 while the Premiership clubs do battle in in the opening round of the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

November Internationals

Barbarians vs South Africa 
@ Wembley Stadium, London
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Paul Williams (New Zealand), Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
TMO: Graham Hughes (England)

Ireland vs New Zealand 
@ Soldier Field, Chicago
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Assistant Referees: Luke Pearce (England), Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)

Wales vs Australia 
@ Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Japan vs Argentina 
@ Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Stadium, Tokyo
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant Referees: Craig Maxwell-Keys (England), Tim Baker (Hong Kong)
TMO: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

PRO 12

Treviso vs Cardiff Blues 
@ Stadio Monigo
Referee: Ian Davies (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Dewi Phillip (Wales), Andrea Piardi (Italy)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)

Edinburgh vs Ulster 
@ Murrayfield
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Dudley Phillips (Ireland), Lloyd Linton (Scotland)

Munster vs Ospreys 
@ Irish Independent Park
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Assistant Referees: Matteo Liperini (Italy), Oisin Quinn (Ireland)
TMO: Carlo Damasco (Italy)

Dragons vs Connacht 
@ Rodney Parade
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: David Wilkinson (Ireland), Jason Bessant (Wales)

Scarlets vs Glasgow Warriors 
@ Parc y Scarlets
Referee: Gary Conway (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: David Wilkinson (Ireland), Neil Jones (Wales)
TMO: Olly Hodges (Ireland)

Zebre vs Leinster 
@ Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Simon Rees (Wales), Filippo Bertelli (Italy)

Anglo-Welsh Cup, Round 1

Bath vs Leicester Tigers 
@ The Recretion Ground
Referee: Dan Jones (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Tom Foley (England), Paul Dix (England)
TMO: Jon Mason (Wales)

Sale Sharks vs Wasps
@ AJ Bell Stadium
Referee: Christophe Ridley (England)
Assistant Referees: Tim Wigglesworth (England), Peter Allan (England)

Harlequins vs Exeter Chiefs
@ The Stoop
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Mike Hudson (England), Gareth Copsey (England)
TMO: Tim Hayes (Wales)

Worcester Warriors vs Bristol
@ Sixways
Referee: Andrew Jackson (England)
Assistant Referees: Jack Makepeace (England), Fergus Kirby (England)

Newcastle Falcons vs Northampton Saints
@ Kingston Park
Referee: Greg Macdonald (England)
Assistant Referees: John Meredith (England), Wayne Falla (England)

Gloucester vs Saracens
@ Kingsholm
Referee: Matthew O’Grady (England)
Assistant Referees: Michael Patz (England), Simon Adams (England)

Top 14

La Rochelle vs Pau 
@ Stade Marcel Deflandre
Referee: Tual Trainini
Assistant Referees: Christine Hanizet, Jacques De Lemos
TMO: Pierre Brousset

Lyon vs Toulon
@ Matmut Stadium
Referee: Laurent Cardona
Assistant Referees: Vincent Blasco Baque, Laurent Breil
TMO: Maxime Chalon

Bordeaux-Bègles vs Stade Français 
@ Stade Chaban Delmas
Referee: Thomas Charabas
Assistant Referees: Mathieu Noirot, Jean-Luc Rebollal
TMO: Patrick Péchambert

Brive vs Bayonne 
@ Stade Amédée Domenech
Referee: Adrien Descottes
Assistant Referees: Luc Ramos, Eric Soulan
TMO: Eric Briquet Campin

Toulouse vs Castres 
@ Stade Ernest Wallon
Referee: Pascal Gauzère
Assistant Referees: Laurent Millotte, Sébastien Hebert
TMO: Philippe Bonhoure

Clermont vs Grenoble 
@ Parc Sports Marcel Michelin
Referee: Sébastien Minery
Assistant Referees: Stéphane Boyer, Thierry Guilloton
TMO: Denis Grenouillet

Racing 92 vs Montpellier 
@ Stade Yves Du Manoir
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
Assistant Referees: Jonathan Dufort, Jean-Claude Labarbe
TMO: Arnaud Blondel