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Match Officials for England´s Warm-ups

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England have announced the match officials for their 2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches which starts on 20 September 2019 when Japan play Russia. England's first match is against Tonga on 22 September 2019.

By Paul Dobson, Moonsport

The referees appointed to four matches are all referees appointed to the Rugby World Cup.

There are also appointments to the women's match against the Barbarians at Twickenham on 2 June 2019.

Sunday 2 June
England vs Barbarians
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Alex Ruiz (France), Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official: Olly Hodges (Ireland)
4 & 5: Karl Dickson (England), Fergus Kirby (England)
Timekeeper: Roy Marfleet (England)
Referee manager Tony Spreadbury (England)
Referee liaison: Kate Saddler (England)

England Women vs Barbarians Women
Referee: Sara Cox (England)
Assistant referees: Nikki O’Donnell (England), Laura Pettingale (England)
Television match official: Claire Hodnett (England)
4 & 5: Ian Tempest (England), Clare Daniels (England)
Timekeeper: Roy Marfleet (England)
Referee manager: Tony Spreadbury (England)
Referee liaison: Kate Saddler (England)

Sunday, 11 August
England vs Wales
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Assistant referees: Pascal Gaüzère (France), Alex Ruiz (France)
Television match official: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)
4 & 5: Greg Macdonald (England), Mike Hudson (England)
Timekeeper: Matthew Peters (England)
Referee manager: Chris White (England)
Referee liaison Kate Saddler (Pre-Match) (England)
Referee liaison Penny Carr (Match Day On Site) (England)

Saturday, 24 August
England vs Ireland
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Alex Ruiz (France)
Television match official: Philippe Bonhoure (France)
4 & 5: Ian Tempest (England), Rob Warburton (England)
Timekeeper: Laurie Bryant (England)
Referee manager Steve Leyshon (England)
Referee liaison Kate Saddler (England)

Friday, 6 September
England vs Italy (St James)
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Jerome Garcès (France), Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Television match official: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)
4 & 5: Wayne Falla (England), Jamie Leahy (England)
Timekeeper: Mike Hamlin (England)
Referee manager: Tony Spreadbury (England)
Referee liaison: Kate Saddler (England)
 

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