Thu 26 Jan 2017 | 09:06

Wellington Referees, Day 1

Wellington Referees, Day 1
Thu 26 Jan 2017 | 09:06

Wellington Referees, Day 1

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Craig Joubert began his new job this month as the referee talent development coach for World Rugby. He has enormous experience for the job. He became known to the refereeing world on the Sevens circuit where he refereed 12 finals, including the World Cup Sevens Final. In Fifteens he refereed 54 Tests including a World Cup Final – apart from many other achievements. He will no longer referee Fifteens but his post does not preclude him from refereeing Sevens, as he will be doing this weekend.

Under the experienced guidance of Paddy O'Brien the referees at the tournament are: James Doleman (New Zealand), Nori Hashimoto (Japan), Craig Joubert (South Africa), Richard Kelly (New Zealand), Damon Murphy (Australia), Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa), Matt Rodden (Hong Kong), Tevita Rokovereni (Fiji), Kaveni Talemaivavalagi (Fiji), Jordan Way (Australia).

Apart from the two South Africans, the referees are from Pacific nations, five countries.

The referees for Day 2, the knock-out matches, will be appointed after Day 1 when the matches are known.

Day 1 Appointments with local kick-off times

11.00: Wales vs Russia
Referee: Tevita Rokovereni
Television match official: Matt Rodden

11.23: Scotland vs Canada
Referee: Craig Joubert
Television match official: Matt Rodden

11.46: Fiji vs Australia
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Television match official: Matt Rodden

12.09: South Africa vs Japan
Referee: Damon Murphy
Television match official: Matt Rodden

12.32: Kenya vs Argentina
Referee: Richard Kelly
Television match official: Craig Joubert

12.55: England vs Papua New Guinea
Referee: Nori Hashimoto
Television match official: Craig Joubert

13.18: USA vs France
Referee: James Doleman
Television match official: Craig Joubert

13.41: New Zealand vs Samoa
Referee: Jordan Way
Television match official: Craig Joubert

14.24: Wales vs Canada
Referee: Kaveni Talemaivavalagi
Television match official: Damon Murphy

14.47: Scotland vs Russia
Referee: Matt Rodden
Television match official: Damon Murphy

15.10: Fiji vs Japan
Referee: Jordan Way
Television match official: Damon Murphy

15.33: South Africa vs Australia
Referee: James Doleman
Television match official: Nori Hashimoto

15.56: Kenya vs Papua New Guinea
Referee: Tevita Rokovereni
Television match official: Nori Hashimoto

16.19: England vs Argentina
Referee: Craig Joubert
Television match official: Nori Hashimoto

16.42: USA vs Samoa
Referee: Richard Kelly
Television match official: Kaveni Talemaivavalagi

17.05: New Zealand vs France
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Television match official: Kaveni Talemaivavalagi

18.00: Russia vs Canada
Referee: Damon Murphy
Television match official: James Doleman

18.26: Scotland vs Wales
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Television match official: James Doleman

18.52: Australia vs Japan
Referee: Matt Rodden
Television match official: James Doleman

19.18: South Africa vs Fiji
Referee: Richard Kelly
Television match official: James Doleman

19.44: Argentina vs Papua New Guinea
Referee: Jordan Way
Television match official: Tevita Rokovereni

20.10: England vs Kenya
Referee: Kaveni Talemaivavalagi
Television match official: Tevita Rokovereni

20.36: France vs Samoa
Referee: Nori Hashimoto
Television match official: Tevita Rokovereni

21.02: New Zealand vs USA
Referee: Craig Joubert
Television match official: Tevita Rokovereni

PV: 2
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