World Rugby has announced the match official appointments for the 63 confirmed men's international matches on the road to Rugby World Cup 2019.
The appointments cover The Rugby Championship, the World Rugby Nations Cup, World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, June internationals and Rugby World Cup 2019 warm-up matches.
All 23 of the match officials selected for Japan 2019 will be in action over a busy and important period of preparation for Rugby World Cup teams and the match officials.
Paul Williams (New Zealand), Angus Gardner (Australia), Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand), Nic Berry (Australia), Jérôme Garcès (France) and Romain Poite (France) will be taking charge of the The Rugby Championship matches.
Garcès will begin Japan 2019 on 49 tests as he referees Japan versus Tonga in the Pacific Nations Cup and Australia versus New Zealand in The Rugby Championship.
The world’s most experienced international referee, Nigel Owens (Wales) will bring his overall test tally up to 89 heading into Japan 2019 after being selected for Tonga versus Canada in the Pacific Nations Cup and the Rugby World Cup 2019 warm-up between France and Scotland.
Via World Rugby