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World Rugby has made known the referees appointed to each of the 22 tournaments in World Rugby's Sevens Series for 2019-20.

By Paul Dobson, Moonsport

The men have 12 tournaments, the women 10. Five of the 22 tournaments take place this year, the others in 2020, ending in glorious Paris.

Next there will again be Sevens for men and women at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The men's tournament will take place on 27–29 July 2020, the women's tournament will be on 31 July - 1 August 2020 The referees for the Games will be made known later.

Referees Appointed to Each Tournament

Men's Seven Series

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 5-7 December 2019
Referees
: James Doleman (New Zealand), Francisco Gonzalez (Uruguay), Richard Haughton (England), Richard Kelly (New Zealand), Damon Murphy (Australia), Nehuén Gabriel Jauri Rivero (Argentina), Matt Rodden (Hong Kong), Jordan Way (Australia)

Cape Town, South Africa - 13-15 December 2019
Referees:
James Doleman (New Zealand), Francisco Gonzalez (Uruguay), Richard Haughton (England), Richard Kelly (New Zealand), Damon Murphy (Australia), Nehuén Gabriel Jauri Rivero (Argentina), Matt Rodden (Hong Kong), Jordan Way (Australia)

Hamilton, New Zealand - 25-26 Jan 2020
Referees:
James Doleman (New Zealand), Paulo Duarte (Portugal), Craig Evans (Wales), Francisco Gonzalez (Uruguay),Richard Kelly (New Zealand), Damon Murphy (Australia), Jérémy Rozier (France), Damian Schneider (Argentina), Jordan Way (Australia)

Sydney, Australia - 1-2 Feb 2020
Referees:
James Doleman (New Zealand), Paulo Duarte (Portugal), Craig Evans (Wales), Francisco Gonzalez (Uruguay), Richard Kelly (New Zealand), Damon Murphy (Australia), Jérémy Rozier (France), Damian Schneider (Argentina), Jordan Way (Australia)

Los Angeles, USA - 29 February - 1 March 2020
Referees:
Paulo Duarte (Portugal), Craig Evans (Wales), Sam Grove-White (Scotland), Richard Haughton (England), Damon Murphy (Australia), Matt Rodden (Hong Kong), Jérémy Rozier (France), Damian Schneider (Argentina),

Vancouver, Canada - 7-8 March 2020
Referees:
Paulo Duarte (Portugal), Craig Evans (Wales), Sam Grove-White (Scotland), Richard Haughton (England), Damon Murphy (Australia), Matt Rodden (Hong Kong), Jérémy Rozier (France), Damian Schneider (Argentina),

Hong Kong - 3-5 April 2020
Referees:
James Doleman (New Zealand), Paulo Duarte (Portugal), Sam Grove-White (Scotland), Francisco Gonzalez (Uruguay), Richard Haughton (England), Richard Kelly (New Zealand), Damon Murphy (Australia), Matt Rodden (Hong Kong), Jérémy Rozier (France), Jordan Way (Australia),

Singapore - 11-12 April 2020
Referees:
James Doleman (New Zealand), Paulo Duarte (Portugal), Francisco Gonzalez (Uruguay), Sam Grove-White (Scotland), Richard Kelly (New Zealand), Damon Murphy (Australia), Matt Rodden (Hong Kong), Jérémy Rozier (France), Jordan Way (Australia),

London - 24-25 May 2020
Referees:
James Doleman (New Zealand),Paulo Duarte (Portugal), Craig Evans (Wales), Sam Grove-White (Scotland), Richard Haughton (England), Richard Kelly (New Zealand), Jérémy Rozier (France), Damian Schneider (Argentina)

Paris - 30-31 May 2020
Referees:
James Doleman (New Zealand),Paulo Duarte (Portugal), Craig Evans (Wales), Sam Grove-White (Scotland), Richard Haughton (England), Richard Kelly (New Zealand), Jérémy Rozier (France), Damian Schneider (Argentina)

Women's Sevens Series

Glendale, USA - 5-6 October 2019
Referees
: Sara Cox (England), Hollie Davidson (Scotland), Emily Hsieh (USA), Adam Jones (Wales), Amy Perrett (Australia), Madeline Putz (Australia), Julianne Zussmann (Canada)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 5-7 December 2019
Referees:
Sara Cox (England), Lauren Jenner (New Zealand), Sakurako Kawasaki (Japan), Ashleigh Murray (South Africa), Joy Neville (Ireland), Amy Perrett (Australia), Julianne Zussmann (Canada)

Cape Town - 13-15 December 2019
Referees:
Sara Cox (England), Lauren Jenner (New Zealand), Sakurako Kawasaki (Japan), Ashleigh Murray (South Africa), Joy Neville (Ireland), Amy Perrett (Australia), Julianne Zussmann (Canada)

Hamilton, New Zealand - 25-26 January 2020
Referees:
Hollie Davidson (Scotland), Emily Hsieh (USA), Adam Jones (Wales), Tyler Miller (Australia), Amy Perrett (Australia),Tevita Rokovereni (Fiji)

Sydney - 1-2 February 2020
Referees:
Hollie Davidson (Scotland), Emily Hsieh (USA), Adam Jones (Wales), Tyler Miller (Australia), Amy Perrett (Australia), Tevita Rokovereni (Fiji)

Hong Kong - 3-5 April 2020
Referees:
Sara Cox (England), Hollie Davidson (Scotland), Sakurako Kawasaki (Japan), Joy Neville (Ireland), Amy Perrett (Australia), Madeline Putz (Australia), Tevita Rokovereni (Fiji),

Langford, Canada - 2-3 May 2020
Referees:
Hollie Davidson (Scotland), Emily Hsieh (USA), Ashleigh Murray (South Africa), Joy Neville (Ireland), Amy Perrett (Australia), Tevita Rokovereni (Fiji)

Paris - 30-31 May 2020
Referees:
Sara Cox (England), Hollie Davidson (Scotland), Adam Jones (Wales), Ashleigh Murray (South Africa), Joy Neville (Ireland), Madeline Putz (Australia)

There are 15 nationalities amongst the referees. Here we give the number of referees per country and the tournaments each country referees. Australia come out top in both aspects, followed by New Zealand and then England and Scotland.

Of "tier one" nations, South Africa is lowest with one referee who will be in action at four tournaments

Five Referees
Australia:
28 tournaments

Three Referees
New Zealand:
18 tournaments

Two Referees
England:
12 tournaments
Scotland: 12 tournaments
Wales: 9 tournaments
Argentina: 8 tournaments

One Referee
France:
9 tournaments
Portugal: 7 tournaments
Hong Kong: 6 tournaments
Uruguay: 6 tournaments
Ireland: 5 tournaments
Fiji: 4 tournaments
South Africa: 4 tournaments
USA: 4 tournaments
Japan: 3 tournaments

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