Weekend referees – Rugby Championship, Aviva Premiership, Pro14 and Top 14

Referee Jérôme Garcès who oversees the second All Blacks v Lions match

The weekend sees the (anti) climax of the Rugby Championship, even though the All Blacks wrapped it all up last week. Jerome Garces is officiating the All Blacks for the first time since the Lions series.

In England’s Aviva Premiership, Wayne Barnes nears the record 190 Premiership appearances, held by former World Cup referee Chris White, as he looks after Gloucester v Northampton. At the other end of the experience scale, Andrew Jackson clocks up his 8th Premiership appoint as Exeter host the Newcastle Falcons.

As all the Premiership and PRO14 sides head into the European breaks next weekend, Ben Whitehouse is over in Dublin to referee the Leinster v Munster in what is always a closely fought encounter. On the far-flung Pro14 travels this week is George Clancy who swaps Dublin for Bloemfontein. Warmer and dryer no doubt.

Enjoy the weekend’s rugby!

The Rugby Championship

South Africa v New Zealand
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
ARs: Romain Poite (France) & Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)

Argentina v Australia
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
ARs: Jaco Peyper (South Africa) & Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)


GUINNESS PRO14 – Round 6

Cardiff Blues v Dragons
Referee: Nigel Owens
ARs: Dan Jones & Adam Jones
TMO: Tim Hayes

Benetton Rugby v Southern Kings
Referee: Seán Gallagher
ARs: Rhys Thomas & Jonathan Hardy
TMO: Sean Brickell
Assessor: Rosanno Faccioli

Leinster v Munster
Referee: Ben Whitehouse
ARs: Craig Evans & Wayne Davies
TMO: Jon Mason

Ospreys v Scarlets
Referee: John Lacey
ARs: Dan Jones & Joy Neville
TMO: Peter Fitzgibbon

Ulster v Connacht
Referee: Andrew Brace
ARs: Frank Murphy & John Cole
Assessor: John Sheehan

Cheetahs v Glasgow Warriors
Referee: George Clancy
ARs: Cwengile Jadezweni & Ben Crouse
TMO: Shaun Veldsman

Edinburgh v Zebre
Referee: Marius Mitrea
ARs: Andrea Piardi & Manuel Bottino


Aviva Premiership – Round 6

Harlequins v Sale Sharks
Referee: Matthew Carley
ARs: Adam Leal & Wayne Falla
TMO: Stuart Terheege

Bath v Worcester Warriors
Referee: Luke Pearce
ARs: Christophe Ridley & Simon McConnell
TMO: Graham Hughes

Exeter Chiefs v Newcastle Falcons
Referee: Andrew Jackson
ARs: Jack Makepeace & Philip Watters
TMO: Keith Lewis

Gloucester v Northampton Saints
Referee: Wayne Barnes
ARs: Hamish Smales & Jonathan Healy
TMO: Geoff Warren

London Irish v Leicester Tigers
Referee: JP Doyle
ARs: Anthony Woodthorpe & Matthew O’Grady
TMO: David Rose

Saracens v Wasps
Referee: Ian Tempest
ARs: Paul Dix & Nigel Carrick
TMO: Sean Davey



France Top 14 – Round 7

Stade Français v Montpellier
Referee: Sébastien Minery
ARs: Hervé Lasausa Lespy Labaylette & Jonathan Labarbe
TMO: Denis Grenouillet

Bordeaux-Bègles v Toulon
Referee: Pierre Brousset
ARs: Luc Ramos & Jean-Luc Rebollal
TMO: Éric Gonthier

Oyonnax v Pau
Referee: Tual Trainini
ARs: Thierry Chereque & Frédéric Chazal
TMO: Mourad Zitouni

Brive v Castres
Referee: Adrien Descottes
ARs: Régis Guatelli & Bruno Gabaldon
TMO: Cédric Marchat

Agen v Lyon
Referee: Julien Castaignède
ARs: Laurent Cardona & Éric Soulan
TMO: Maxime Chalon

La Rochelle v Racing 92
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère
ARs: Cyril Lafon & Patrick Pechambert
TMO: Éric Briquet Campin

Toulouse v Clermont
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
ARs: Thomas Charabas & Laurent Perrin
TMO: Laurent Sclafer