Match officials to October 4

Date published: September 30 2015

The match officials for this weekend's action have been confirmed, with Romain Poite handed the England versus Australia World Cup fixture.

Rugby World Cup

Thursday

Wales vs Fiji
@ Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Mathieu Raynal (France)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)

France vs Canada
@ Stadium MK, Milton Keynes
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Angus Gardner (Australia)
Television match official: Graham Hughes (England)

Friday

New Zealand vs Georgia
@ Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Mathieu Raynal (France)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Saturday

Samoa vs Japan
@ Stadium MK, Milton Keynes
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

South Africa vs Scotland
@ St James' Park, Newcastle
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Chris Pollock (New Zealand), Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)

England vs Australia
@ Twickenham
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: George Clancy (Ireland), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Sunday

Argentina vs Tonga
@ Leicester City Stadium, Leicester
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Ireland vs Italy
@ The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Pascal Gauzère (France), Angus Gardner (Australia)
Television match official: Graham Hughes (England)


PRO12

Edinburgh vs Ospreys
@ BT Murrayfield
Referee: Andy Brace (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Sam Grove-Whiate, Stephen Ward (Scotland)
Television match official: Iain Ramage (Scotland)
Timekeeper: John Montgomery (Scotland)
Asseessor: Andy Clift (Scotland)

Munster vs Glasgow
@ Thomond Park
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
Assistant referees: Nigel Correll (Ireland), John Carvill (Ireland)
Television match official: Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)

Ulster vs Treviso
@ Kingspan Stadium
Referee: Lloyd Linton (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Sean Gallagher (Ireland), Brian MacNeice (Ireland)
Television match official: Beggs Kevin (Ireland)

Connacht vs Cardiff Blues
@ The Sportsground
Referee: Neil Hennessy (Wales)
Assistant referees: Kieran Barry (Ireland), Paul Haycock (Ireland)
Assessor: Jim Fleming (Scotland)

Leinster v Dragons
@ RDS
Referee: Ian Davies (Wales)
Assistant referees: Eddie Hogan-O'Connell (Ireland), Shane Kierans (Ireland)
Television match official: Jude Quinn (Ireland)
Assessor: John Sheehan (Ireland)

Zebre vs Scarlets
@ Stadio XXV Aprile
Referee: Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Matteo Liperini, Filippo Bertelli (both FIR)
Television match official: Alan Falzone (FIR)


ITM Cup

North Harbour vs Otago
@ QBE Stadium, North Harbour
Referee: Brett Johnson

Waikato vs Counties-Manukau
@ Waikato, Stadium Hamilton
Referee: Richard Kelly

Tasman vs Canterbury
@ Trafalgar Park, Nelson
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe

Manawatu vs Taranaki
@ Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North
Referee: Angus Mabey

Auckland vs Northland
@ Eden Park, Auckland
Referee: Jamie Nutbrown

Southland vs Hawke's Bay
@ Rugby Park, Invercargill
Referee: Shane McDermott

Bay of Plenty vs Wellington
@ ASB Baypark Stadium, Tauranga
Referee: Michael Lash


Currie Cup

Golden Lions vs Western Province
@ Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant referees: Jason Jaftha, Lourens van der Merwe
Television match official: Johan Greeff

Blue Bulls vs EP Kings
@ Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Referee: Lesego Legoete
Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs, Francois Pretorius

Griquas vs Sharks
@ Griqua Park, Kimberley
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman, Pieter Janse van Vuuren

Pumas vs Free State Cheetahs
@ Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant referees: Jaco Pretorius, Pieter Maritz
Television match official: Willie Vos

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