Rolland to referee final
(Rugby News Service) Monday 8 October 2007
Final say: Irish referee Alain Rolland
PARIS, 8 October – Irishman Alain Rolland will referee the IRB Rugby World Cup final at Stade de France in Saint-Denis on Saturday, 20 October.
The officials for the two semi-finals next weekend have also been announced.
South Africa’s Jonathan Kaplan will take charge of Saturday’s semi-final between France and England while Steve Walsh of New Zealand will referee Sunday’s second last-four matchup between South Africa and Argentina.
The referee for the third-place match on Friday, 19 October, will be Paul Honiss of New Zealand.
England v France (semi-final – 13 October)
Ref: Jonathan Kaplan (RSA)
TJ: Paul Honiss (NZL)
TJ: Marius Jonker (RSA)
4: Nigel Owen (WAL)
5: Alain Rolland (IRE)
TMO: Stuart Dickinson (AUS)
South Africa v Argentina (semi-final – 14 October)
Ref: Steve Walsh (NZL)
TJ: Alan Lewis (IRE)
TJ: Chris White (ENG)
4: Joel Jutge (FRA)
5: Wayne Barnes (ENG)
TMO: Tony Spreadbury (ENG)
Bronze medal match
Ref: Paul Honiss (NZL)
Other officials tba