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French referee for Springboks-All Blacks World Cup clash


Jerome Garces will referee the Springboks' opening match of the 2019 World Cup against the All Blacks in Yokohama on 21 September. Another Frenchman, Mathieu Raynal, will be in charge of the Boks' second match against Namibia, with two Englishmen, Wayne Barnes and Luke Pearce, blowing the games against Italy and Canada respectively. Springboks vs All Blacks Referee: Jerome Garces (France) Assistant referee: Romain Poite (France) Assistant referee: Karl Dickson (England) TMO: Graham Hughes (England) Springboks vs Namibia Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France) Assistant referee: Nic Berry (Australia) Assistant referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland) TMO: Graham Hughes (England) Springboks vs Italy Referee: Wayne Barnes (England) Assistant referee: Romain Poite (France) Assistant referee: Alexandre Ruiz (France) TMO: Rowan Kitt (England) Springboks vs Canada Referee: Luke Pearce (England) Assistant referee: Angus Gardner (Australia) Assistant referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland) TMO: Rowan Kitt (England) All appointments for pool matches