Referees Confirmed For Lions Tour Games & June Internationals

The match officials for this week’s Lions games as well as the June internationals have been confirmed.

Warren Gatland’s men will have a Frenchman in charge for both of their tour games this week with Pascal Gauzère taking charge of their clash with the Blues and Mathieu Raynal in charge of their game with the unbeaten Crusaders.

England’s Luke Pearce will take charge of Ireland’s clash with the USA, while veteran Nigel Owens will be the man in the middle for England’s first game with Argentina.

British and Irish Lions Tour

Blues vs British and Irish Lions
Eden Park, Auckland
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
Assistant Referees: Mathieu Raynal (France), Angus Gardner (Australia)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Crusaders vs British and Irish Lions
AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Assistant Referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Pascal Gauzère (France)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)


June Internationals

Australia vs Fiji
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
Assistant Referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

USA vs Ireland
Red Bull Arena, Newark, New Jersey
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
Assistant Referees: Federico Anselmi (Argentina), Chris Assmus (Canada)
TMO: Neil Paterson (Scotland)

Canada vs Georgia
Calgary Rugby Park, Calgary, Canada
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Shuhei Kubo (Japan), Ben Whitehouse (Wales)

Japan vs Romania
Egao Kenko Stadium, Kumamoto
Referee: Alex Ruiz (France)
Assistant Referees: JP Doyle (England), Will Houston (Australia)
TMO: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Argentina vs England
Estadio del Bicentenario, San Juan, Argentina
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant Referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Egon Seconds (South Africa)
TMO: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)

Italy vs Scotland
Singapore National Stadium, Singapore
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Tim Baker (Hong Kong)
TMO: Minoru Fuji (Japan)

South Africa vs France
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)

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