"First Italian referee" - Match officials confirmed for the 2024 Six Nations - Ruck

“First Italian referee” – Match officials confirmed for the 2024 Six Nations

In the upcoming 2024 Championship, Andrea Piardi is set to make history as the first Italian referee in a Guinness Six Nations encounter during Round 3 when Ireland hosts Wales.

Piardi will be joined by two other referees, Pierre Brousset from France and Christophe Ridley from England, all making their Championship debuts.

The tournament will see a total of 15 referees, representing eight nations, taking charge of the 15 matches. The much-anticipated Championship is scheduled to kick off on February 2.

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Round 1:

France v Ireland
Orange Velodrome, Marseille
Friday, 2 February, 2024
Referee: Karl Dickson (RFU)
Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Carley (RFU)
Assistant Referee 2: Jordan Way (RA)
TMO: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
Italy v England
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Saturday, 3 February, 2024
Referee: Paul Williams (NZR)
Assistant Referee 1: Nic Berry (RA)
Assistant Referee 2: Pierre Brousset (FFR)
TMO: Brett Cronan (RA)
Wales v Scotland
Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Saturday, 3 February, 2024
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (NZR)
Assistant Referee 1: James Doleman (NZR)
Assistant Referee 2: Angus Mabey (NZR)
TMO: Brendon Pickerill (NZR)