O'Keeffee to ref JWC Final

Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:02
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Ben O'Keeffe of New Zealand will referee the Final of the 2014 Junior World Championship between England and South Africa at Auckland's Eden Park on Friday.

Ben O'Keeffe of New Zealand will referee the Final of the 2014 Junior World Championship between England and South Africa at Auckland's Eden Park on Friday.

O'Keeffe, a wing threequarter in his playing days, is a member of the Wellington Rugby Referees' Association.

This is the second year in a row that a New Zealander has refereed the Final. In 2013 it was Mike Fraser who refereed Canada against Scotland last weekend. In 2012 it was Greg Garner of England who refereed the match between the USA and Japan last week.

Referees for 20 June 2014

11/12th place play-off: Fiji vs Italy at QBE Stadium, Auckland
Referee: Vlad Iordachescu (Romania)
Assistant referees: Local

9/10th place playoff: Argentina vs Scotland at QBE Stadium, Auckland
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Local

7/8th place play-off: Wales vs Samoa at QBE Stadium, Auckland
Referee: Aki Aso
(Japan)
Assistant referees: Local

5/6th place play-off: France vs Australia at Eden Park
Referee: Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Assistant referees: Joaquin Montes (Uruguay), Local

3rd/4th place play-off: Ireland vs New Zealand at Eden Park
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz  (France)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), Vlad Iordachescu (Romania)

Final: England vs South Africa at Eden Park
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Matt O'Brien (Australia), Joaquin Montes (Uruguay)
 

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