Match Officials For This Weekend’s Premiership, PRO14 & International Games


Welsh referee Nigel Owens will be the man in the middle as the Springboks look to bounce back from Saturday’s disappointing defeat to the Wallabies when they take on the All Blacks at Westpac Stadium.

Irishman John Lacey meanwhile will take charge of the other Rugby Championship game between Michael Cheika’s Wallabies and Mario Ledesma’s Pumas.

Meanwhile in the Premiership Wayne Barnes will take charge of Newcastle Falcons vs Worcester Warriors, while JP Doyle is the man tasked with refereeing Northampton Saints versus current champions Saracens.

In the PRO14 South African Stuart Berry will take charge of Munster vs Ospreys, while World Referee of the Year Joy Neville is one of the assistants for the Leinster vs Dragons game.


Gloucester vs Bristol Bears
@ Kingsholm
Referee: Tom Foley
Assistant referees: Wayne Falla, Adam Leal
Television match official: Sean Davey

Exeter Chiefs vs Sale Sharks
@ Sandy Park
Referee: Karl Dickson
Assistant referees: Paul Dix, Philip Watters
Television match official: Stuart Terheege

Worcester Warriors vs Newcastle Falcons
@ Sixways
Referee: Wayne Barnes
Assistant referees: Jack Makepeace, Steve Lee
Television match official: Trevor Fisher

Harlequins vs Bath
@ Twickenham Stoop
Referee: Matthew Carley
Assistant referees: Roy Maybank, Anthony Woodthorpe
Television match official: David Rose

Northampton Saints vs Saracens
@ Franklin’s Gardens
Referee: JP Doyle
Assistant referees: Christophe Ridley, Peter Allan
Television match official: Keith Lewis

Wasps vs Leicester Tigers
@ Ricoh Arena
Referee: Ian Tempest
Assistant referees: Hamish Smales, Jonathan Healy
Television match official: Malcolm Sinclair



Edinburgh vs Connacht
@ Murrayfield
Referee: Ian Davies (Wales)
Assistant referees: Craig Evans (Wales), Ian Kenny (Scotland)
Television match official: Neil Paterson (Scotland)

Scarlets vs Benetton
@ Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Referee: Lloyd Linton (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Mike Adamson (Scotland), Simon Mills (Wales)
Television match official: Jon Mason (Wales)

Kings vs Ulster
@ Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Ben Whitehouse (Wales), Ruhan Meiring (South Africa)
Television match official: Johan Greeff (South Africa)

Munster vs Ospreys
@ Irish Independent Park, Cork
Referee: Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Sean Gallagher (Ireland), Paul Haycock (Ireland)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Leinster vs Newport Gwent Dragons
@ RDS, Dublin
Referee: Quinton Immelman (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Joy Neville (Ireland), Mark Patton (Ireland)
Television match official: Olly Hodges (Ireland)

Cheetahs vs Glasgow
@ Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Referee: Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Andrew Brace (Ireland), Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Zebre vs Cardiff Blues
@ Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Jonny Erskine (Ireland), Matteo Liperini (Italy)
Television match official: Stefano Roscini (Italy)

Rugby Championship

New Zealand vs South Africa
@ Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Pascal Gaüzère (France), Nic Berry (Australia)
Television match official: Rowan Kitt (England)

Australia vs Argentina
@ Robina Stadium, Gold Coast
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Television match official: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)