This weekend’s referees

Date published: September 16 2015

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The World Cup kicks off on Friday with Jaco Peyper doing the honours as England host Fiji at Twickenham in the tournament opener.

In a hectic opening week, all eight World Cup referees with officiate games, while the ITM Cup and Currie Cup continue in the southern hemisphere.


Rugby World Cup

England vs Fiji
@ Twickenham
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Tonga vs Georgia
@ Kingsholm
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Chris Pollock (New Zealand), Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)

Ireland vs Canada
@ Millennium Stadium
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Pascal Gauzère (France), Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

South Africa vs Japan 
@ Brighton Community Stadium
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: JP Doyle (England), Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official: Graham Hughes (England)

France vs Italy
@ Twickenham
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Samoa vs USA
@ Brighton Community Stadium
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official: Graham Hughes (England)

Wales vs Uruguay
@ Millennium Stadium
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: Pascal Gauzère (France), Mathieu Raynal (France)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

New Zealand vs Argentina
@ Wembley Stadium
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: JP Doyle (England), Angus Gardner (Australia)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)


ITM Cup

Wellington vs Otago
@ Westpac Stadium
Referee: Will Houston

Taranaki vs Waikato
@ Yarrow Stadium
Referee: Shane McDermott

Hawke's Bay vs Bay of Plenty
@ McLean Park
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe

Southland vs Manawatu
@ Rugby Park
Referee: Nick Briant

Northland vs Counties Manukau
@ Toll Stadium
Referee: Liam Scanlon

North Harbour vs Canterbury
@ QBE Stadium
Referee: Cam Stone

Tasman vs Auckland 
@ Lansdowne Park
Referee: Jamie Nutbrown


Currie Cup

Western Province vs Blue Bulls
@ Newlands
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman, Lourens van der Merwe
Television match official: Marius Jonker

Pumas vs Eastern Province Kings
@ Mbombela Stadium
Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Stephan Geldenhuys
Television match official: Willie Vos

Free State vs Griquas
@ Free State Rugby Stadium
Referee: AJ Jacobs
Assistant referees: Jason Jaftha, Stephan Geldenhuys

Golden Lions vs Sharks
@ Ellis Park
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant referees: Francois Pretorius, Jaco Kotze
Television match official: Willie Vos

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