Match officials to February 7

Date published: February 2 2016

Test rugby returns with the start of the Six Nations in Europe and JP Doyle will referee the tournament opener between France and Italy in Paris.

Round Four of World Rugby’s Sevens Series takes place in Sydney and there is a full round of matches taking place in the Premiership as well as a PRO12 clash between Ulster and the Dragons.

Six Nations

France v Italy 
@ Stade de France
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
Assistant referees: George Clancy (Ireland), Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
TMO: Graham Hughes (England)]

Scotland v England 
@ Murrayfield
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)

Ireland v Wales 
@Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
TMO: Graham Hughes (England)

Sevens World Series, Round 4 – Allianz Stadium Sydney, Australia

Referees: Mike Adamson (Scotland), Nick Briant (New Zealand), Craig Joubert (South Africa), Richard Kelly (New Zealand), Anthony Moyes (Australia), Matthew O’Brien (Australia), Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa), Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)


Bath v Gloucester
@ The Recreation Ground
Referee: Matthew Carley
Assistant referees: Andrew Jackson, Simon McConnell
TMO: Sean Davey

Harlequins v Northampton Saints
@ The Stoop
Referee: Gregory Garner
Assistant Referees: Roger Baileff, Roy Maybank
TMO: Rowan Kitt.

London Wasps v Newcastle Falcons
@ Ricoh Arena
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
Assistant referees: Gareth Copsey, Andy Watson
TMO: Keith Lewis

Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks
@ Welford Road
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
Assistant referees: Ross Campbell, Paul Burton
TMO: Trevor Fisher

Exeter Chiefs v Saracens
@ Sandy Park
Referee: Thomas Foley
Assistant Referees: Jonathan Healy, Paul Dix.
TMO: David Grashoff.

London Irish v Worcester Warriors
@ Madejski Stadium
Referee: Wayne Barnes
Assistant referees: Ian Tempest, Ashley Rowden
TMO: David Sainsbury


Ulster v Dragons 
@ Kingspan Stadium
Referee: Nigel Owens
Assistant referees: Nigel Correll, Shane Kierans
TMO: Kevin Beggs