World Rugby has confirmed the match officials for the forthcoming rounds of The Rugby Championship. 

The appointments have been made after an assessment of any COVID-related considerations as a result of the changes to the location of matches and where match officials travel from. 

Key highlights:

  • Five officials from three countries that will take charge of the remaining nine Rugby Championship matches
  • Matthew Carley (RFU) and Damon Murphy (RA) will make their refereeing debuts in The Rugby Championship
  • Murphy was on the Tokyo 2020 panel and took charge of the men’s gold medal match, won by Fiji
  • Brett Cronan (RA) will make his Rugby Championship debut as TMO
  • Luke Pearce (RFU) will take charge of the 100th test between New Zealand and South Africa on 25 September, 2021 in Townsville
  • Angus Gardner (RA) makes his return from injury with two matches as assistant referee

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