Referees for Six Nations opening weekend 2-4 Feb

Pascal Gauzere, Nigel Owens & Mathieu Raynal all referee on weekend one of the Nat West 6 Nations 2018

It’s that exciting time of the year when the global rugby calendar kicks back into increasing force. The Nat West 6 Nations off on Saturday with the women and U20s tournaments also in action. There’s a Rugby World Cup place at stake in the Americas 2 group to join Australia, Wales, Georgia and Fiji in Pool D. The Super Rugby squads are beginning their warm-up matches, and there’s the continuing Northern hemisphere domestic competitions. With some southern hemisphere referees over to officiate in the six nations, some of them get to warm up on foreign soil. Nic Berry from Australia, for example, will be in charge of the Friday night fixture in Northampton as they take on Harlequins in the Anglo-Welsh Cup before he heads over to Italy to AR in their opening match against England.


Enjoy the rugby everyone! Let us know if there are any issues/decisions you want us to look at next week.


Rugby World Cup Qualifier, 2nd Leg

Uruguay v Canada (currently 38-29 after first leg)
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
ARs: Federico Alselmi (Argentina) & Pali De Luca (Argentina)
TMO: (Arg)

Six Nations, Round 1

Wales v Scotland
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (Fra)
ARs: Romain Poite (Fra) & Matthew Carley (Eng)
TMO: David Grashoff (Eng)
Citing Commissioner; Shaun Gallagher (Eng)

France v Ireland
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wal)
ARs: Wayne Barnes (Eng) & Paul Williams (NZ)
TMO: Rowan Kitt (Eng)
Citing Commissioner: Jeff Mark (Wal)

Italy v England
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (Fra)
ARs: Jérôme Garcès (Fra) & Nic Berry (Aus)
TMO: Glenn Newman (NZ)
Citing Commissioner: John Montgomery (Sco)

Women’s Six Nations

Wales v Scotland
Referee: Sean Gallagher (Ire)
ARs: Aimee Barrett-Theron (SA) & AR (Wal)
TMO: Claire Hodnett (England)

France v Ireland
Referee: Ian Tempest (England)
ARs: Graham Cooper (Australia) &  Marie Lematte (France)
TMO: Stefano Pennè (Italy)

Italy v England
Referee: Rose LaBrèche (Canada)
ARs: Tim Baker (Hong Kong) & AR (Italy)
TMO: Kevin Beggs (Ireland)


World Rugby Sevens (Mens) – Hamilton

Referees: James Doleman (New Zealand) & Craig Evans (Wales) & Sam Grove-White (Scotland) & Richard Kelly (New Zealand) & Damon Murphy (Australia) & Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa) & Matt Rodden (Hong Kong) & Tevita Rokovereni (Fiji) & Jordan Way (Australia)

Anglo-Welsh Cup

Ospreys v Bath
Referee: Steve Lee
ARs: Gwyn Morris & Carwyn Williams

Newport Gwent Dragons v Worcester Warriors
Referee: Andrew Jackson
ARs: Dan Jones & Aled Liddington

Northampton Saints v Harlequins
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)
ARs: JP Doyle & Hamish Smales
TMO: Keith Lewis

Cardiff Blues v London Irish
Referee: Michael Hudson
ARs: Gareth John & Rhys Jones

Scarlets v Sale Sharks
Referee: Adam Jones
ARs: Wayne Davies & Jason Griffiths

Exeter Chiefs v Saracens
Referee: Elgan Williams
ARs: Fergus Kirby & Clare Daniels

Newcastle Falcons v Gloucester
Referee: Matthew O’Grady
ARs: Tim Wigglesworth & Rob Warburton

Wasps v Leicester Tigers
Referee: Ben Breakspear
ARs: Philip Watters & Paul Dix
TMO: Geoff Warren

British & Irish Cup

Cornish Pirates v Hartpury College
Referee: Aled Evans (Wales)
ARs: Tom Spurrier (Wales) & Mathew J Thomas (Wales)



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