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RWC appointments announced


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Admin, In the news, RWC 2011 on 2 May 2011 at 19:05
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 The International Rugby Board has announced the Match Official appointments for the 40 Pool matches at Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand.

The appointments were made by the IRB’s Match Official Selection Committee chaired by IRB Council Member David Pickering. Each of the 10 Referees selected for Rugby’s showcase tournament will take charge of four matches during the Pool phase.

George Clancy (Ireland), Dave Pearson (England), Romain Poite (France), Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand) and Craig Joubert (South Africa) will all be making their Rugby World Cup Refereeing debuts during the Pool stages, while Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa) and Steve Walsh (Australia) will be officiating at their fourth tournament.

“In selecting a streamlined Referee Panel we are committed to an approach that promotes consistency and ensures that the best Referees are selected for the world’s best teams playing in Rugby’s premier tournament,” said Pickering.

“Each Referee will take charge of four matches during the Pool phase allowing for a comprehensive review of performances by the Selection Committee. A total of 10 of the 21 Match Officials will be retained for the knock-out stages.”

Earlier this month the IRB announced that Clancy will take charge of the opening Rugby World Cup 2011 match between hosts New Zealand and Tonga at Eden Park in Auckland on September 9.

The Irishman will lead a team of experienced officials with Joubert and Stuart Terheege (England) as Assistant Referees and Guilio De Santis (Italy) as Television Match Official.

Walsh will make his first Rugby World Cup Referee appearance representing Australia when he takes charge of France v Japan on September 10, while Poite’s first match as a RWC Referee will fall on his 36th birthday when he takes charge of the Pool D clash between Samoa and Namibia in Rotorua on September 14.

Rugby World Cup 2007 Final Referee Alain Rolland will open with the Pool C match between Australia and Italy in North Harbour on September 11. The Irishman will also take charge of New Zealand v France at Eden Park in a repeat of the inaugural Final in 1987 at the same venue.

Russia’s first ever Rugby World Cup match, which is against the USA on September 15, will be refereed by Dave Pearson, while Kaplan will preside over the final match of the Pool stages when Ireland face Italy in Pool C at the new Otago Stadium in Dunedin.

Game Date Pool Match Ref AR1 AR2
1 Fri Sept 9 A NZ v Tonga CLANCY JOUBERT TERHEEGE
2 Sat Sept 10 B Scotland v Romania PEARSON MUNRO HAYES
3 Sat Sept 10 D Fiji v Namibia OWENS KAPLAN GARCES
4 Sat Sept 10 A France v Japan WALSH ROLLAND TERHEEGE
5 Sat Sept 10 B Arg v England LAWRENCE POITE MCDOWELL
6 Sun Sept 11 C Australia v Italy ROLLAND KAPLAN POLLOCK
7 Sun Sept 11 C Ireland v USA JOUBERT OWENS DAMASCO
8 Sun Sept 11 D SA v Wales BARNES CLANCY MUNRO
9 Wed Sept 14 D Samoa v Namibia POITE BARNES GARCES
10 Wed Sept 14 A Tonga v Canada KAPLAN WALSH TERHEEGE
11 Wed Sept 14 B Scotland v Georgia CLANCY MCDOWELL HAYES
12 Thu Sept 15 C Russia v USA PEARSON JOUBERT DAMASCO
13 Fri Sept 16 A NZ v Japan OWENS ROLLAND GARCES
14 Sat Sept 17 B Arg v Romania WALSH KAPLAN MCDOWELL
15 Sat Sept 17 D SA v Fiji POITE CLANCY MUNRO
16 Sat Sept 17 C Australia v Ireland LAWRENCE PEARSON TERHEEGE
17 Sun Sept 18 D Wales v Samoa ROLLAND POITE GARCES
18 Sun Sept 18 B England v Georgia KAPLAN WALSH POLLOCK
19 Sun Sept 18 A France v Canada JOUBERT LAWRENCE MUNRO
20 Tue Sept 20 C Italy v Russia BARNES WALSH POLLOCK
21 Wed Sept 21 A Tonga v Japan PEARSON ROLLAND TERHEEGE
22 Thu Sept 22 D SA v Namibia CLANCY LAWRENCE HAYES
23 Fri Sept 23 C Australia v USA OWENS BARNES MUNRO
24 Sat Sept 24 B England v Romania POITE KAPLAN MCDOWELL
25 Sat Sept 24 A NZ v France ROLLAND CLANCY DAMASCO
26 Sun Sept 25 D Fiji v Samoa LAWRENCE CLANCY TERHEEGE
27 Sun Sept 25 C Ireland v Russia JOUBERT PEARSON GARCES
28 Sun Sept 25 B Arg v Scotland BARNES OWENS POLLOCK
29 Mon Sept 26 D Wales v Namibia WALSH ROLLAND DAMASCO
30 Tue Sept 27 A Canada v Japan KAPLAN LAWRENCE MUNRO
31 Tue Sept 27 C Italy v USA CLANCY BARNES POLLOCK
32 Wed Sept 28 B Georgia v Romania PEARSON POITE MUNRO
33 Fri Sept 30 D SA v Samoa OWENS BARNES TERHEEGE
34 Sat Oct 1 C Australia v Russia LAWRENCE CLANCY MCDOWELL
35 Sat Oct 1 A France v Tonga WALSH PEARSON DAMASCO
36 Sat Oct 1 B England v Scotland JOUBERT OWENS GARCES
37 Sun Oct 2 B Arg v Georgia ROLLAND PEARSON MUNRO
38 Sun Oct 2 A NZ v Canada POITE WALSH DAMASCO
39 Sun Oct 2 D Wales v Fiji BARNES JOUBERT TERHEEGE
40 Sun Oct 2 C Ireland v Italy KAPLAN LAWRENCE POLLOCK


4 Comments

  • Barnes
    Poite
    Clancy
    Owens

    Not bad at all

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.05.11 19:09:18 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Wayne Barnes isn’t reffing NZ?

    I wonder if that is by design? :razz:

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.05.11 19:10:19 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • Saw this the other day. No comment. :neutral: Why do we always seem to get either Samoa or Fiji or both in our pools. Why not Russia, Japan or Portugal :twisted:

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.05.11 07:04:11 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Great lets just be glad we arn’t playing to aussie and mighty all blacks which is a great team sofar

    we can pull the strings of all those teams and come out topes

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.05.11 14:42:32 by chaz Reply

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