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Officials for this weekend, including England vs Tonga referee

Ireland v Japan: Aviva Stadium, Dublin

  • Referee: Nika Amashukeli (GRU)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Damon Murphy (RA)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Pierre Brousset (FFR)
  • TMO: Eric Gauzins (FFR)

Wales v South Africa: Principality Stadium, Cardiff

  • Referee: Paul Williams (NZR)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
  • Assistant Referee 2: James Doleman (NZR)
  • TMO: Olly Hodges (IRFU)

England vs Tonga referee: Twickenham Stadium, London

  • Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Adam Jones (WRU)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Piardi (FIR)
  • TMO: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

With two-time World Cup Final referee Nigel Owens hanging up his whistle from the international game in the Autumn, a new generation of Welsh officials has emerged with Evans and fellow countryman Adam Jones among some of World Rugby’s best upcoming officials.

Evans joined the WRU’s professional officiating ranks in 2015 after already having refereed in the LV Cup and Indigo Welsh Premiership where he is extremely high thought of. The West Walian has also picked up some international officiating experience on the HSBC World 7s Circuit, refereeing the Cup Final in his debut tournament in Dubai in 2016.

Referee, Craig Evans during the Under 20s Six Nations Rugby Championship match between England and France at Sandy Park on February 9th 2019, Exeter, Devon. Photo: Cameron Geran/PPAUK