Referee appointments for round five of the 2024 Guinness Six Nations, including the England vs Wales referee at Twickenham.
The initial set of matches in this year’s Six Nations lived up to expectations, featuring Ireland’s impressive victory in France, England narrowly surpassing Italy, and Wales coming close to a remarkable comeback against Scotland.
Anticipate more excitement in the upcoming second round of fixtures, commencing at Murrayfield as France looks to bounce back against Scotland.
Simultaneously, the encounter between Wales and Twickenham is always significant, especially since Wales hasn’t secured a Six Nations win there since 2012. England, under Steve Borthwick, has faced challenges at home, and they aim for improvement after a less-than-convincing performance in Rome.
On Sunday, Ireland aims to continue their pursuit of consecutive Grand Slams when they face Italy. Despite a commendable effort by Gonzalo Quesada’s team in the opener, they have nothing to lose in Dublin.
Referee’s for this weekend
Scotland vs France referee
Saturday, 10 February, 2024
- Referee: Nic Berry (RA)
- Assistant Referee 1: Nika Amashukeli (GRU)
- Assistant Referee 2: Jordan Way (RA)
- TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)
Berry, a former scrum-half, dedicated almost a decade to professional rugby, initially playing for the Reds in Super Rugby and later joining Racing 92 and Wasps in Europe.
Retiring at the age of 28 in 2012 due to a series of concussions, Berry transitioned to refereeing. In 2016, he officiated his inaugural Super Rugby match and went on to be one of the 12 referees chosen for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Berry has also been named as a referee for the 2023 tournament, with his first match officiating Chile versus Japan.
Adding to his refereeing accolades, Berry contributed to the officiating panel for the British & Irish Lions 2021 series against South Africa. He took charge of the first Test and served as an assistant referee for the subsequent two matches, with Ben O’Keeffe and Mathieu Raynal handling the refereeing duties.