World Rugby announce referees for Rugby World Cup semi-finals

Welsh referee Nigel Owens will take charge of the All Blacks’ semifinal against England on Saturday night.

Owens will be assisted by French referees Romain Poite and Pascal Gauzere, while South Africa’s Marius Jonker will be the TMO.

Jerome Garces has been named as the ref for Sunday’s semi between South Africa and Wales, with Kiwi officials Ben O’Keeffe and Ben Skeen getting the nod as assistant referee and TMO respectively. Wayne Barnes is the other assistant referee.

World Rugby said that the match officials selection committee did not consider Jaco Peyper for selection this weekend.


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