Match Official List has been declared by the World rugby for the upcoming RWC 2019 Matches in Japan. Welsh rugby union referee Nigel Owens who officiated recent world cup Final Match in 2015 will be continue as the Main referee for the opening Match between Japan and Russia which to be played on 20 September at Tokyo Stadium.
Nigel Owens and Wayne Barnes who officiating in the Rugby world cup fourth time on their careers.
Below of the Match referees announced today will be officiating the pool stage matches in the tournament. The governing council will name the officials for knockout games after couple of days. At least three group matches have been allotted to all match officials with games are scheduled to play across 12 venues in the country.
RWC 2019 Referees, Officials List
|2||Ben O’Keeffe||New Zealand|
|7||Paul Williams||New Zealand|
|11||Jaco Peyper||South Africa|
|14||Ben Skeen||New Zealand|
|17||Brendon Pickerill||New Zealand|
|18||Marius Jonker||South Africa|
“We are building strong momentum towards Rugby World Cup 2019 and I am delighted to say that there is a very strong team ethic across the match officials group, a superb culture and a determination to perform at their best at Asia’s first Rugby World Cup,” Buchanan said.