World Rugby has announced the match officials for the World Cup quarter-finals following a full review of performances over the pool games.
Jérôme Garcès (France), Nigel Owens (Wales), Jaco Peyper (South Africa) and Wayne Barnes (England) will take charge of the four matches in Tokyo and Oita over the weekend of 19-20 October.
World Rugby High Performance 15s Match Official Manager Alain Rolland said: “As a team, the match officials have worked hard to achieve consistency and clarity of decision-making during an exciting pool stage.
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“While it is the referees who will get the recognition for the quarter-final appointments, this is a team game. We have an excellent team of referees, assistant referees and TMOs with a strong culture of working together to elevate performances.
“As we are looking ahead to the knockout stage, everyone remains in the reckoning for semis and finals selection.”
Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter-final referees
England v Australia
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant Referees: Romain Poite (France), Mathieu Raynal (France)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)
New Zealand v Ireland
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Pascal Gauzere (France), Angus Gardner (Australia)
TMO: Graham Hughes (England)
Wales v France
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Nic Berry (Australia), Paul Williams (New Zealand)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Japan v South Africa
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant Referees: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand), Luke Pearce (England)
TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)