Northern Hemisphere match officials are all gearing up for a New Year rugby feast. Plenty of local(ish) derbies in the Pro14 and a usual Premiership and Championship lineup but who referees where this New Year’s weekend?
Who goes where this Christmas? No rest ye merry whistleblowers for those on duty this week
Former Super Rugby veteran Mitch Chapman is to become Head Coach of Referees for Rugby Australia.
Wayne Barnes will referee his 191st Premiership Rugby match on Friday when he takes charge of Worcester Warriors’ home clash with London Irish. He overtakes Chris White’s record held since 2011.
Seven high-performance referees have re-signed with New Zealand Rugby heading into the 2018 season
World Rugby has announced the team of 11 referees, seven other assistant referees and seven TMOs who will take charge of the 2018 Nat West 6 Nations tournament.
All the weekend European Champions Cup, European Challenge Cup and British & Irish Cup referees, assistant referees and TMOs