Match officials for this weekend, including England vs France referee - Ruck

Match officials for this weekend, including England vs France referee

Round five of the 2024 Guinness Six Nations is on the horizon, with the spotlight shining on the crucial referee appointments, including the highly anticipated England vs France referee.

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Here are the latest tournament odds from Betway.

  • Ireland 1/100
  • England 25/1
  • Scotland 100/1
  • France 250/1

Referee’s for this weekend 

Wales vs Italy referee

  • Referee: Mathieu Raynal (Fra)
  • ARs: Chris Busby (Ire) & Morné Ferreira (SA)
  • TMO: Joy Neville (Ire)

Raynal’s journey in rugby officiating commenced at an early age, culminating in a prominent career at the professional level. By 25, he had navigated through amateur matches in various divisions before ascending to Rugby Pro D2 in France.

His debut as a professional match official heralded in the 2006–07 season, swiftly leading to his inclusion in the prestigious Top 14 refereeing panel. Raynal’s international recognition burgeoned with appointments to officiate at the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship and subsequent tier 1 fixtures, notably Scotland versus Tonga in 2012.

Despite a setback due to injury, his resilience shone through, marking his return with vigor and culminating in high-profile matches like the Bledisloe Cup in 2022.