Match Officials for 2018 Rugby Championships.

Look! No George!!!!

 

World Rugby have named the match official appointments for this year’s Rugby Championship which starts at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on August 18.

Eighteen match officials and six TMOs from across seven unions will take charge of the twelve matches and Bledisloe Cup in the coming months.

Perhaps the most noteworthy of the list of officials is the lack of an appointment for Australian George Ayoub, who’s performances during the recent New Zealand/France Series have finally caught up with him.

The competition runs between August and October and kicks off with Jaco Peyper officiating the opening game when Australia host current title holders New Zealand in Sydney.

With just over one year to go until Rugby World Cup 2019, the Rugby Championship will play a fundamental role in continued development and assessment of elite match officials.

Rugby Championship Match Officials

18 August 2018

Australia v New Zealand at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Luke Pearce (England)
Television match official: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

South Africa vs Argentina at King’s Park, Durban, South Africa
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

25 August 2018

New Zealand vs Australia at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Luke Pearce (England)
Television match official: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Argentina vs South Africa at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza, Argentina
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand), Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

8 September 2018

New Zealand vs Argentina at Trafalgar Park, Nelson, New Zealand
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Nic Berry (Australia)
Television match official: Rowan Kitt (England)

Australia vs South Africa at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Television match official: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

15 September 2018

New Zealand vs South Africa at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Pascal Gaüzère (France), Nic Berry (Australia)
Television match official: Rowan Kitt (England)

Australia vs Argentina at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, Australia
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Television match official: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

29 September 2018

South Africa vs Australia at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Matthew Carley (England)
Television match official: Graham Hughes (England)

Argentina vs New Zealand at Estadio Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Television match official: David Grashoff (England)

6 October 2018

South Africa vs New Zealand at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, South Africa
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Matthew Carley (England)
Television match official: Graham Hughes (England)

Argentina vs Australia at Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta, Argentina
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Mathieu Raynal (France), Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Television match official: David Grashoff (England)

27 October 2018

Australia vs New Zealand in Japan
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa)
Television match official: Marius Jonker (South Africa)