The World Rugby Championship Japan is about to start from the month of September whereas the officials have announced team 21 referees and assistant referees. Indeed, the referees will be an integral part of the 40 league matches whereas each of them is quite experienced. These referees will monitor almost every game of the league stages and will make sure that the match that is happening is fair at every cost.
Starting with the opening match of RWC 2019, Nigel Owens is the main that is given the charge. Without a doubt, he has been the referee of trust and under his supervision; we can expect a much fair game. He will be a part of the opening match whereas Russia will take on the host, Japan. The match is all set to take place on the 20th September 2019 whereas the fans are expected to come in huge numbers.
Therefore, to let you know more about the team 21 referees and assistant referees, let’s move ahead and discover every single information, one after another.
- 1 A Take on Team 21 referees and assistant Referees for Rugby World Cup 2019
- 2 Team 21 referees Listing for the year 2019
A Take on Team 21 referees and assistant Referees for Rugby World Cup 2019
Talking about the referee for the Japan vs Samoa will bring the South African Jaco Peyper into the limelight. He is about to achieve a major milestone whereas he will supervise the match between Japan and Samoa. This match will be held on the 5th of October, 2019 where he will make his amazing 50th Appearance.
Which are the Referees making their Debut?
Well, for each rugby World cup, there are referees who make their debut. This time in the year 2019, we have got some of the best referees that are thrilled to be a part of the rugby world cup 2019.
Among the names, Luke Pearce, Mathieu Raynal, Ben O’Keeffe, Angus Garder, and Nic Berry are about to make their
Rugby World Cup Debut.
Each of the above referees has given impressive performances in the Test arena. Of course, it’s not easy to be a part of the Rugby World Cup event where the list of referees is never-ending.
Also, each of the above referees will take charge of the first matches within the first four days. Well, each of them seems to be pretty excited whereas supervising to the truest extent has to be their sole motto.
Even more, each of the team 21 referees has been given at least three pool matches. This is a fantastic thing has it will give referees tons of experience and confidence.
In terms of the match, it will take place across 12 venues whereas the management will be in charge of the referee roles.
Who appointed the referees?
Well, each of the referees was appointed by the World Rugby Match Officials. The selection committee was a composition of Chairman Anthony Buchanan, Joel Jutge, Lyndon Bray, Nick Mallett along with Alain Rolland.
Therefore, after a significant performance of all the referees, they are given a chance to bring some sense of fair gameplay in the competition. Each of the referees was evaluated based on past performances whereas a combination of experience and youth is selected.
Also, each of the referee group is strongly focusing on fitness, bringing team culture into practice and are training relentlessly hard.
Even more, the referee appointments for the knock out stages aren’t done yet. Hence, this will happen straight after the group stages.
According to the chairman of the rugby world cup 2019, he said some of the most marvelous things. Starting with the first part, he is extremely proud to build a team of referees that comprises of experience along with Youth. Further, he said that this will help in building up the momentum for the Rugby world cup matches.
Concluding his speech, he was amazed seeing the team’s culture, ethics and hope that the referees will embark fair gameplay, altogether.
Team 21 referees Listing for the year 2019
Well, each of the referees chosen for the rugby world cup 2019 matches are the best of all. At present, the team 21 referees comprise of 12 referees, seven assistant referees along with four television match officials who will represent the nine nations.
After a significant amount of analysis, the team has been selected whereas each referee will be monitored. Indeed the cameras along with the officials will have a keen eye on the referees whereas a combination of youth and experience will work pretty good together.
Therefore, let us first unwrap the listing of the referees followed by the assistant referees and TMO for the Rugby World Cup 2019.
Rugby World Cup 2019 Referees
Wayne Barnes (England), Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand), Paul Williams (New Zealand), Nic Berry (Australia) and Angus Gardner (Australia) Luke Pearce (England), Jérôme Garcès (France), Romain Poite (France), Pascal Gaüzère (France), Mathieu Raynal (France), Nigel Owens (Wales), Jaco Peyper (South Africa),
Rugby World Cup 2019 Assistant Referees
Matthew Carley (England, reserve referee), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand), Federico Anselmi (Argentina), Shuhei Kubo (Japan) and Alex Ruiz (France)Karl Dickson (England), Andrew Brace (Ireland),
RWC 2019 Television Match Officials
Graham Hughes (England), Rowan Kitt (England), Ben Skeen (New Zealand) and Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Which are the most experienced Referees?
Currently, Wayne Barnes along with the Rugby World Cup 2015 final referee are the two most experienced referees. They are selected as referees for their fourth rugby world cup that will take place in Japan. Well, this is one of the best things for any referee whereas supervising fourth Rugby World Cup is indeed great.
Alongside, they will train all the junior referees and make them ready to perform really well at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Final Word of Mouth
Coming at the concluding phase of the article, hope you have got a clear idea on the Team 21 referees and assistant referees.
Indeed, the match officials have tried their best to bring together a group of experienced and youth referees.
Alongside the most experienced referees, the youths will get a fair amount of experience too.
Hence, at this point in time, the fans are waiting for the first match of Rugby world cup 2019 to begin. Meanwhile, as the referees are preparing themselves, we can expect much fair gameplay at the Rugby World Cup 2019.