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World Rugby has announced the referees appointed to the 45 international matches to be played in November - 45 matches, 90 teams, 2070 players. It is time to watch great action from players and smart action from match officials.

By Paul Dobson, Moonsport

That means that 133 referees and assistant referees will be in action, and there will be 44 TMOs to help when things are difficult for the MOs.

The number of appointments per country

Argentina: 2
Australia: 4
England: 10
France: 10
Ireland: 4
New Zealand: 7
Scotland: 1
South Africa: 3
Wales: 4

Three countries have 27 of the 45 appointments.

The number of referees per country

Argentina: 2
Australia: 2
England: 8
France: 7
Ireland: 3
New Zealand: 4
Scotland: 1
South Africa: 2
Wales: 3

Appointments

Friday 26 October 2018

Japan vs World XV at 17 Rugby Stadium, Osaka,
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Damon Murphy (Australia)
Television match official: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)

Saturday 3 November 2018

England vs South Africa at Twickenham
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Television match official: Olly Holmes (Ireland)

Japan vs New Zealand at Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
Assistant referees: Damon Murphy (Australia), Graham Cooper (Australia)
Television match official: Damien Mitchelmore (Australia)

USA vs Maori All Blacks at Soldier Field, Chicago,
Referee: Karl Dickson (England)
Assistant referees: Alexandre Ruiz (France), Chris Assmus (Canada)
Television match official: tba

Wales vs Scotland at Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Television match official: Rowan Kitt (England)

Ireland vs Italy at Soldier Field, Chicago, USA
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France), Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official: David Ardrey (USA)

Saturday 10 November 2018

France vs South Africa at Stade de France, Paris
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Matthew Carley (England), Tom Foley (England)
Television match official: Rowan Kitt (England)

French Barbarians vs Tonga at Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux, France
Referee: Dan Jones (Wales)
Assistant referees: Mike Adamson (Scotland), Craig Evans (Wales)
Television match official: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)

Brazil vs Maori All Blacks at Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Referee: Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Assistant referees: Joaquin Montes (Uruguay), Francisco Gonzalez (Uruguay)
Television match official: Santiago Borsani (Argentina)

Italy vs Georgia at Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence, Italy
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Frank Murphy (Ireland), Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Television match official: Graham Hughes (England)

USA vs Samoa at Aoeta Stadium, San Sebastian, Spain
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Assistant referees: Pierre Brousset (France), Iñigo Atorrasagasti (Spain)
Television match official: Philippe Bonhoure (France)

Russia vs Namibia at Kuban Stadium, Krasnodar, Russia
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Craig Maxwell-Keys (England), Sean Gallagher (Ireland)
Television match official: tba

Scotland vs Fiji at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Luke Pearce (England), Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

England vs New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium, England
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Wales vs Australia at Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Ireland vs Argentina at Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Ludovic Cayre (France)
Television match official: David Grashoff (England)

11 November 2018

Canada vs Kenya at Stade Delort, Marseille, France
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: JP Doyle (England), Joy Neville (Ireland)
Television match official: Olly Hodges (Ireland)

Hong Kong vs Germany at Stade Delort, Marseille, France
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Assistant referees: George Clancy (Ireland), Sara Cox (England)
Television match official: Olly Hodges (Ireland)

Saturday 17 November 2018

Scotland vs South Africa at Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand), Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Romania vs USA at Bucharest, Romania
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys (England)
Assistant referees: Ian Tempest (England), Christophe Ridley (England)
Television match official: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland)

Georgia vs Samoa at Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia
Referee: Karl Dickson (England)
Assistant referees: Ben Whitehouse (Wales), Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
Television match official: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)

Italy vs Australia at Stadio Euganeo, Padua, Italy
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Assistant referees: Andrew Brace (Ireland), Mike Adamson (Scotland)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Spain vs Namibia at Estadio Central Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid, Spain
Referee: Pierre Brousset (France)
Assistant referees: Alexandre Ruiz (France), Ludovic Cayre (France)
Television match official: Stefano Pennè (Italy)

Uruguay vs Fiji at Hartpury College, Gloucester, England
Referee: Tom Foley (England)
Assistant referees: Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa), Craig Evans (Wales)
Television match official: tba

Wales vs Tonga at Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Television match official: Olly Hodges (Ireland)

England vs Japan at Twickenham Stadium, England
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Dan Jones (Wales)
Television match official: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Ireland vs New Zealand at Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Mathieu Raynal (France), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official: Rowan Kitt (England)

France vs Argentina at Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille, France
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Matthew Carley (England), Ian Davies (Wales)
Television match official: David Grashoff (England)

Chile vs Maori All Blacks at Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo, Santiago, Chile
Referee: Pablo Deluca (Argentina)
Assistant referees: Joaquin Montes (Uruguay), Francisco Gonzalez (Uruguay)
Television match official: Santiago Borsani (Argentina)

Hong Kong vs Kenya at Stade Delort, Marseille, France
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: George Clancy (Ireland), Thomas Charabas (France)
Television match official: Graham Hughes (England)

Canada vs Germany at Stade Delort, Marseille, France
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
Assistant referees: JP Doyle (England), Sean Gallagher (Ireland)
Television match official: Graham Hughes (England)

23 Nov 2018

Kenya vs Germany at Stade Delort, Marseille, France
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: George Clancy (Ireland), Sara Cox (England)
Television match official: David Grashoff (England)

Hong Kong vs Canada at Stade Delort, Marseille, France
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: JP Doyle (England), Joy Neville (Ireland)
Television match official: David Grashoff (England)

Saturday 24 November 2018

Wales vs South Africa at Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Spain vs Samoa at Estadio Central Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid
Referee: Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Ian Tempest (England), Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
Television match official: Stefano Pennè (Italy)

Georgia vs Tonga at Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Assistant referees: Pierre Brousset (France), Thomas Charabas (France)
Television match official: Éric Gauzins (France)

Italy vs New Zealand at Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Pascal Gaüzère (France), Sean Gallagher (Ireland)
Television match official: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland)

Scotland vs Argentina at Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Dan Jones (Wales)
Television match official: Olly Hodges (Ireland)

England vs Australia  at Twickenham
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Ireland vs USA at Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Nic Berry (Australia), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official: Ian Davies (Wales)

France vs Fiji at Stade de France, Paris
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
Assistant referees: Tom Foley (England), Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Television match official: Rowan Kitt (England)

Japan vs Russia at Kingsholm, Gloucester, England
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Ludovic Cayre (France), Nika Amashukeli (Georgia)
Television match official: tba

Portugal vs Namibia at Stadium Sergio Conceicao, Coimbra, Portugal
Referee: Mike Adamson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Ben Blain (Scotland), Keith Allen (Scotland)
Television match official: tba

Romania vs Uruguay at Stadionul Steau Bucaresti, Bucharest, Romania
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
Assistant referees: Craig Maxwell-Keys (England), Andrea Piardi (Italy)
Television match official: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)

1 December 2018

Barbarians vs Argentina at Twickenham Stadium, England
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Andrew Brace (Ireland), Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
Television match official: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland)

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