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Referee appointments for Autumn Nations Series Week 3

Referee appointments for Autumn Nations Series Week 3

Referee appointments for Autumn Nations Series Week 3

Mathieu Raynal is in the hot seat for New Zealand’s first visit to Twickenham in four years as the Autumn Nations Series continues this weekend.

England triumphed in memorable fashion the last time they faced the All Blacks, running out 19-7 winners in the 2019 Rugby World Cup semi-final, so their latest opponents will be desperate to exact their revenge over Eddie Jones and co

Frenchman Rayal is in charge after Nic Berry withdrew and returned to Australia due to personal reasons.

Raynal will be joined by Damon Murphy and Georgia’s Nika Amashukeli, while TMO duties will be fulfilled by Brian MacNeice.

This weekend’s offering begins in Genoa where an Italy side fresh from securing a first-ever win over Australia host fellow southern hemisphere giants South Africa.

Matthew Carley takes charge, with Wayne Barnes and Sam Grove-White his deputies while Eric Gauzins assumes responsibility as TMO.

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Wales will be looking to make it back-to-back wins when Georgia visit Principality Stadium in what will be the pair’s fourth ever meeting, with the hosts having claimed each of the previous three.

Andrea Piardi will run the rule over that one, with Pierre Brousset and Gianluca Gnecchi the touch judges and Brendon Pickerill taking the reins as TMO.

It’s an all-British trio on the ground at BT Murrayfield for Argentina’s trip to Scotland, with Karl Dickson in the thick of things and Luke Pearce and Ian Tempest running the line – Brett Cronan is the TMO.

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Saturday’s action concludes in Dublin where Ben O’Keeffe will take charge of Australia’s visit to Ireland with the Wallabies looking for a first win on Irish soil since 2013.

New Zealand’s O’Keeffe will be assisted by James Doleman and Tual Trainini, while Stuart Terheege will be on hand to assist with any contentious calls.

The round’s final fixture comes on Sunday, in France, when Japan will descend upon Toulouse hoping to cause an upset.

Les Bleus triumphed 2-0 when the pair met in the summer and their latest encounter will be adjudicated by Andrew Brace with Frank Murphy, Christophe Ridley and Tom Foley completing the line-up in the south of France.

How to watch and listen to Round 3 of the Autumn Nations Series

Saturday 19 November

Italy v South Africa (Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa) – kick-off at 1.00pm (2.00pm local)

Referee: Matthew Carley (RFU)
Assistant Referee 1: Wayne Barnes (RFU)
Assistant Referee 2: Sam Grove-White (SRU)
TMO: Eric Gauzins (FFR)

Wales v Georgia (Principality Stadium, Cardiff) – kick-off at 1.00pm

Referee: Andrea Piardi (FIR)
Assistant Referee 1: Pierre Brousset (FFR)
Assistant Referee 2: Gianluca Gnecchi (FIR)
TMO: Brendon Pickerill (NZR)

Scotland v Argentina (BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh) – kick-off at 3.15pm

Referee: Karl Dickson (RFU)
Assistant Referee 1: Luke Pearce (RFU)
Assistant Referee 2: Ian Tempest (RFU)
TMO: Brett Cronan (RA)

England v New Zealand (Twickenham Stadium, London) – kick-off at 5.30pm

Referee: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)
Assistant Referee 1: Damon Murphy (RA)
Assistant Referee 2: Nika Amashukeli (GRU)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)

Ireland v Australia (Aviva Stadium, Dublin) – kick-off at 8.00pm

Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (NZR)
Assistant Referee 1: James Doleman (NZR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tual Trainini (FFR)
TMO: Stuart Terheege (RFU)

Sunday 20 November

France v Japan (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse) – kick-off at 1.00pm (2.00pm local)

Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
Assistant Referee 1: Frank Murphy (IRFU)
Assistant Referee 2: Christophe Ridley (RFU)
TMO: Tom Foley (RFU)

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