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