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Referees to 12 August 2018

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Interestingly, the two matches involving New Zealand national teams, the All Blacks and the Black Ferns, each have two referees.

By Paul Dobson, Moonsport

There was a good case for the use of two referees but World Rugby veered from that to the team of four - referee, assistant referees and TMO.


Gold Cup Africa

Uganda at Morocco at Kampala at Kyadondo Rugby Club, Kampala
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Desmond McDonnell (Zimbabwe), Victor Oduor (Kenya)

Kenya vs Tunisia at RFUEA Grounds, Nairobi
Referee: Julien Castaignède (France)
Assistant referees: Youness Marfoq (Morocco), Ignace Ndri Kan (Cote d'Ivoire)


England at vs France at Boland Landbou, Paarl
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Andrea Piardi (Italy), Keith Allen (Scotland)
Television match official: Joey Klaaste-Salmans (South Africa)

South African Schools vs Wales at Boland Landbou, Paarl
Referee: Stephan Geldenhuys (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Keith Allen (Scotland), Andrea Piardi (Italy)
Television match official: Joey Klaaste-Salmans (South Africa)


Castres vs Canada in Lacaune
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

Brive vs Connacht in Pompadour
Referee: Cyril Lafon (France)

Montauban vs Leinster in Montauban
Referee: Maxime Chalon (France)




Bayonne vs Pau in Bayonne
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz

Aurillac vs Bordeaux in Aurillac
Referee: Thierry Mallet

Biarritz vs Mont de Marsan in Biarritz
Referee: Hervé Lasausa

Vannes vs Bourg in Arzon
Referee: Mathieu Delpy

Carcassonne vs Colomiers in Carcassonne
Referee: Ludoviuc Carrillo

Perpignan vs Toulouse in Perpignan
Referee: Pierre Brousset

Beziers vs Montpellier in Béziers Sauclières
Referee: Francois Bouzac

La Rochelle vs Stade Français in La Rochelle
Referee: Ludovic Cayre

Toulon vs Clermont in Toulon
Referee: Mathieu Raynal

Lyon vs Grenoble in Valence
Referee: Adrien Descottes

New Zealand


All Blacks vs Otago/Canterbury in Christchurch
Referee: Jamie Nutbrown/James Munro

Black Ferns vs Auckland/Bay of Plenty at Tauranga Domain 1
Referee: Glen Jackson/Natarsha Ganley

Wairarapa Bush vs New Zealand Army at Memorial Park, Masterton
Referee: Tim Griffiths

Wellington vs Tasman at Renwick Rugby Club, Blenheim
Referee: Mike Fraser

Northland vs Southland at Papatoetoe Rugby Club
Referee: Nick Briant

North Harbour vs Counties Manukau at QBE Stadium
Referee: Brendon Pickerill

Bay of Plenty vs Auckland at Katikati
Referee: Tipene Cottrell

Taranaki vs Waikato at Otorohonga
Referee: Cam Stone

Hawkes Bay Saracens XV vs Manawatu at Tremain Park Napier
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe

Poverty Bay vs Hawkes Bay Saracens XV at Tremain Park Napier
Referee: Hugh Reed

King Country vs Taranaki Development in Taranaki
Referee: Will Johnston

South Canterbury vs Mid Canterbury at Hinds

Referee: N ick Webster

North Otago vs Otago Country at Kurow
Referee: Chris Paul

Thames Valley vs East Coast at Rugby Park, Waihi
Referee: Bex Mahoney

Wairarapa Bush vs Wanganui at Memorial Park, Masterton
Referee: Damien MacPherson

Taranaki vs Hawke's Bay at Lincoln Park, Ashurst
Referee: Manawatu Association referee

Manawatu vs Wellington at CET Arena, Palmerston North
Referee: Brittany Andrew

South Africa

Under-20 Championship

Valke vs Pumas Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
Referee: Rodney Bonaparte

Griffons vs Boland Cavaliers at Northwest Stadium, Welkom
Referee: Johre Botha

Under-19 Championship

Western Province vs Eastern Province Elephants at Boland Landbou, Paarl
Referee: Vusi Msibi

Blue Bulls vs Leopards at Loftus Versfeld B, Pretoria
Referee: Griffon Colby

Free State vs Sharks at CUT Rugby Field, Bloemfontein
Referee: Jaco Kotze advert