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Referee’s confirmed for England’s World Cup warm-up games

World Rugby has today unveiled the Emirates Match Official appointments for a bumper schedule of international fixtures taking place in July and August, including The Rugby Championship and preparation fixtures for Rugby World Cup 2023.

At present, 38 fixtures will take place across the globe in a busy period for international rugby. The international federation is playing a central role in coordinating the schedule of fixtures to provide each of the Rugby World Cup 2023 qualified teams with the best-possible preparation environment for the biggest event in men’s test rugby.

In line with its commitment to grow the game globally, World Rugby has also put significant investment behind teams outside of The Rugby Championship and Six Nations to provide meaningful opposition to assist with Rugby World Cup preparations and beyond.

Highlights include, Argentina playing Spain in Madrid and Samoa facing Ireland in Bayonne on 26 August, while the USA, who fell short of qualifying for France 2023, will travel to Europe to face Romania, Portugal and Georgia.

The match official appointments also reflect World Rugby’s ambitions beyond Rugby World Cup 2023, providing opportunity for match officials who will be in line for selection for the next Rugby World Cup cycles.

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Referee’s for World Cup warm-up games:

Japan XV v All Blacks XV
Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo
Saturday, 8 July, 2023
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
Assistant Referee 1: Tual Trainini (FFR)
Assistant Referee 2: JRFU Appt
TMO: Stuart Terheege (RFU)
Japan v All Blacks XV
EGAO Kenko Stadium, Kumamoto
Saturday, 15 July, 2023
Referee: Tual Trainini (FFR)
Assistant Referee 1: Mike Adamson (SRU)
Assistant Referee 2: JRFU Appt
TMO: Stuart Terheege (RFU)
Japan v Samoa
Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
Saturday, 22 July, 2023
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)
Assistant Referee 1: Jordan Way (RA)
Assistant Referee 2: Pierre Brousset (FFR)
TMO: Eric Gauzins (FFR)
Fiji v Tonga
Churchill Park, Lautoka
Saturday, 22 July, 2023
Referee: Paul Williams (NZR)
Assistant Referee 1: James Doleman (NZR)
Assistant Referee 2: Michael Winter (NZR)
Samoa v Fiji
Apia Park, Apia
Saturday, 29 July, 2023
Referee: Angus Gardner (RA)
Assistant Referee 1: James Doleman (NZR)
Assistant Referee 2: RA
Japan v Tonga
Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka
Saturday, 29 July, 2023
Referee: Matthew Carley (RFU)
Assistant Referee 1: Damon Murphy (RA)
Assistant Referee 2: Jordan Way (RA)
TMO: Eric Gauzins (FFR)
Scotland v Italy
BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Saturday, 29 July, 2023
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (NZR)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)
Assistant Referee 2: Adam Leal (RFU)
TMO: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)
Uruguay v Chile
Estadio Charrua, Montevideo
Saturday, 29 July, 2023
Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU)
Assistant Referee 1: Damian Schneider (UAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Neheun Jauri Rivero (UAR)
Namibia v Argentina XV
Estadio Charrua, Montevideo
Saturday, 29 July, 2023
Referee: Craig Evans (WRU)
Assistant Referee 1: Damian Schneider (UAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Francisco Gonzalez (URU)

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