Match officials for round 4, including England vs Ireland referee - Ruck

Match officials for round 4, including England vs Ireland referee

Referee appointments for round three of the 2022 Guinness Six Nations, including the England vs Ireland referee in Rome on Sunday.


  • Referee: Matthew Carley (RFU)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Jaco Peyper (SARU)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Piardi (FIR)
  • TMO: Tom Foley (RFU)

Height: 6 foot 1” 

Fitness regime: I pretty much follow the plan that’s given to us by our strength and conditioning trainer at the RFU. It’s a combination of running, lower body weights for injury prevention, then lots of core and mobility, stretching and yoga.

Home town: I’m based in Deal in Kent. A great sport on the coast.

No of years referring: 20 and counting.

No of games refereed (prem/international/total): I’ve done 100 in the Premiership. About 40 in the European Cup and European Challenge Cup; 20 capped internationals as a referee and another 75 in the championship. 

First game as a ref:  Aylesford 3rd team against next Maidstone 4th team

First premiership game as a ref:  London Welsh versus Worcester on the 13th of May 2013 – I only know that because I recently got 100 and someone sent me an article which was linked to the first game.  

First international as a ref:  My first ever international was Russia against Portugal in the European Nations Cup, and then my tier one V tier one game as a referee was Australia versus Italy in Brisbane.

Favourite stadium to ref in: If I had to ref one last game it’d have to be a full Twickenham!

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