Sevens: Day 1 Match Officials

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:50
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The Sevens series is about to hit Cape Town and well over a hundred thousand people are going to enjoy the party at Cape Town Stadium.

The match officials have been made known - referees, assistant referees and the in-goal judges who help with scores.

amongst the referees is Rasta Rasivhenge, currently the best known Sevens referee in the world. And also refereeing is Craig Joubert, who first made an international name for himself on the Sevens circuit and now is a World Rugby employee, helping with the coaching, development and identification of referees. His refereeing is well worth watching.

The referees for the tpournament are Paulo Duarte (Portugal), Craig Evans (Wales), Sam Grove-White (Scotland), Richard Haughton (England), Richard Kelly (New Zealand), Damon Murphy (Australia), Mike O'Brien (USA), Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa), Damian Schneider (Argentina)

Haughton and Murphy are both former Sevens plays for their countries.

The matches are played on Saturday and Sunday, 9 and 10 December 2017. There are 24 matches a day.

The first match is scheduled to kick off at 10.15, the last at 19.56.

Match officials for Day 1

Samoa vs Canada
Referee: Richard Haughton
Assistant referees: Paul Mente, Morné Ferreira
In-goal judges: Vusi Msibi, Christopher Allison

Fiji vs Wales
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Christopher Allison, Paul Mente
In-goal judges: Morné Ferreira, Vusi Msibi

Scotland vs Argentina
Referee: Damon Murphy
Assistant referees: Vusi Msibi, Christopher Allison
In-goal judges: Paul Mente, Morné Ferreira

England vs Uganda
Referee: Paulo Duarte
Assistant referees: Morné Ferreira, Vusi Msibi
In-goal judges: Christopher Allison, Paul Mente

Australia vs Spain
Referee: Mike O'Brien
Assistant referees: Johre Botha, Aimee Barrett-Theron
In-goal judges: Griffin Colby, Divan Uys

New Zealand vs USA
Referee: Sam Grove-White
Assistant referees: Divan Uys, Johre Botha
In-goal judges: Aimee Barrett-Theron Griffin Colby

Kenya vs France
Referee: Damian Schneider
Assistant referees: Griffin Colby, Divan Uys
In-goal judges: Johre Botha, Aimee Barrett-Theron

South Africa vs Russia
Referee: Craig Evans
Assistant referees: Paula Duarte, Mike O'Brien
In-goal judges: Aimee Barrett-Theron, Divan Uys

Samoa vs Wales
Referee: Richard Kelly
/Aimee Barrett-Theron, Griffin Colby
In-goal judges: Divan Uys, Johre Botha

Fiji vs Canada
Referee: Damon Murphy
Assistant referees: Johre Botha, Aimee Barrett-Theron
In-goal judges: Griffin Colby, Divan Uys

Scotland vs Uganda
Referee: Richard Haughton
Assistant referees: Divan Uys, Johre Botha
In-goal judges: Aimee Barrett-Theron, Griffin Colby

England vs Argentina
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referees: Griffin Colby, Divan Uys
In-goal judges: Johre Botha, Aimee Barrett-Theron

Australia vs USA
Referee: Craig Evans
Assistant referees: Paul Mente, Morné Ferreira
In-goal judges: Vusi Msibi, Christopher Allison

New Zealand vs Spain
Referee: Damian Schneider
Assistant referees: Christopher Allison, Paul Mente
In-goal judges: Morné Ferreira, Vusi Msibi

Kenya vs Russia
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Vusi Msibi, Christopher Allison
In-goal judges: Paul Mente, Morné Ferreira

South Africa vs France
Referee: Mike O'Brien
Assistant referees: Richard Haughton, Damian Schneider
In-goal judges: Vusi Msibi, Paul Mente

Canada vs Wales
Referee: Paulo Duarte
Assistant referees: Paul Mente, Morné Ferreira
In-goal judges: Vusi Msibi, Christopher Allison

Fiji vs Samoa
Referee: Sam Grove-White
Assistant referees: Christopher Allison, Paul Mente
In-goal judges: Morné Ferreira, Vusi Msibi

Argentinian vs Uganda
Referee: Craig Evans
Assistant referees: Vusi Msibi, Christopher Allison
In-goal judges: Paul Mente, Morné Ferreira

England vs Scotland
Referee: Richard Kelly
Assistant referees: Morné Ferreira, Vusi Msibi
In-goal judges: Christopher Allison, Paul Mente

Spain vs USA
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Griffin Colby, Divan Uys
In-goal judges: Johre Botha, Aimee Barrett-Theron

New Zealand vs Australia
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referees: Aimee Barrett-Theron, Griffin Colby
In-goal judges: Divan Uys, Johre Botha

France vs Russia
Referee: Paulo Duarte
Assistant referees: Johre Botha, Aimee Barrett-Theron
In-goal judges: Griffin Colby, Divan Uys

South Africa vs Kenya
Referee: Sam Grove-White
Assistant referees: Damon Murphy, Craig Evans
In-goal judges: Aimee Barrett-Theron, Divan Uys  

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