World Rugby has confirmed the match officials
for the Rugby World Cup 2019 semi-finals at International Stadium
Yokohama this weekend.
Nigel Owens (Wales) will take charge of England
vs New Zealand on Saturday (17:00 JST) with Romain Poite and
Pascal Gaüzère (both France) as assistant referees and Marius
Jonker (South Africa) as TMO.
Jérôme Garcès (France) will referee Wales vs South Africa on Sunday (18:00 JST) with Wayne Barnes (England) and
Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand) as assistant referees and Ben Skeen
(New Zealand) as TMO.
World Rugby Chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont, said, "I
would like to congratulate Nigel and Jérôme, the assistant
referees and TMOs on their selection for the semi-finals. These
are the best of the best, supported by a superb team, and we now
look forward to compelling semi-finals at International Stadium
Yokohama over the weekend."
match officials selection committee did not consider Jaco Peyper
for selection this weekend. World Rugby says that Peyper has
recognised that a picture of him with Wales fans, which appeared
on social media after the Wales versus France quarter-final, was
inappropriate and has apologised.
Pictures from 2019 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Pictures from 2018 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2016 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015,
Pictures of the Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Games Qualifier in Hong
Pictures of Singha Thailand Sevens 2015,
Pictures from the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Hong Kong,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2014,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2013,
of Chartis Cup 2012 and
Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.
Rugby World Cup.