Six Nations 2020 - Match Officials
December 20 2019
World Rugby has announced the match official appointments for the men’s Six Nations 2020. The selection features 20 of the 21 match officials involved in Japan. Jerôme Garcès announced his international retirement which means Ireland's Andrew Brace makes his Six Nations refereeing debut.England's Matthew Carley returns as a referee.
Wayne Barnes named 2019 World Rugby Referee of the Year
Mike Adamson (Scotl.,) Mike Fraser (NZ), Frank Murphy (Ire) and Ben Whitehouse (Wales) return as assistant referees, while James Leckie (Aus), Glenn Newman (NZ) and Brian MacNeice (Ire). There is also an expanded Television Match Official (TMO) panel after Ben Skeen announced his retirement.
Nigel Owens will make his 98th test appearance when he referees France v England at Stade de France on Sunday 2nd February and Wayne Barnes will take charge of France versus Ireland at the same venue on 14 March, his 90th test as a referee.
Sat Feb 1:
Wales v Italy, Cardiff, 2.15 (Luke Pearce, Eng);
Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, 4.45 (Mathieu Raynal, Fra),
Sun Feb 2:
France v England, Stade de France, 3pm (Nigel Owens, Wal).
Sat Feb 8: Ireland v Wales, Aviva Stadium, 2.15 (Romain Poite, Fra),
Scotland v England, Murrayfield, 4.45 (Pascal Gauzere, Frae),
Sun Feb 9:
France v Italy, Stade de France, 3pm (Andrew Brace, Ire).
Sat Feb 22:
Italy v Scotland, Rome, 2.15 (Ben O'Keeffe, NZ),
Wales v France, Cardiff, 4.45pm (Matthew Carley, Eng).
England v Ireland, Twickenham, 3pm (Jaco Peyper, SA).
Sat Mar 7:
Ireland v Italy, Aviva Stadium, 2.15 (Nic Berry, Aus),
England v Wales, Twickenham, 4.45 (Ben O'Keeffe, NZ);
Sun Mar 8: Scotland v France, Murrayfield, 3pm (Paul Williams, NZ).
Sat Mar 14:
Wales v Scotland, Cardiff, 2.15 (Angus Gardner, Aus),
Italy v England, Rome, 4.45pm (Pascal Gauzere, Fran),
France v Ireland, Stade de France, 8pm (Wayne Barnes, Eng).
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