Match Officials Announced For Rugby World Cup Semi-Finals

Final four.

World Rugby has announced the match officials for both Rugby World Cup 2019 semi-finals this weekend.

Nigel Owens (Wales) will take charge of England versus New Zealand on Saturday with Romain Poite and Pascal Gaüzère (both France) as assistant referees and Marius Jonker (South Africa) as the TMO at International Stadium in Yokohama.

Jérôme Garcès (France) will take charge of Wales versus South Africa on Sunday with Wayne Barnes (England) and Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand) as assistant referees and Ben Skeen (New Zealand) as TMO at the same venue.

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.”

Jaco Peyper was not considered because of his controversial photo with some Welsh fans over the weekend.

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