Match officials confirmed for RWC quarter-finals

Match officials confirmed for RWC quarter-finals

World Rugby has announced the match officials for the quarter-finals of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, with Ben O'Keeffe appointed to referee the Springboks' match against France in Paris.

Meanwhile, South Africa's Jaco Peyper will be in action in Marseille. Furthermore, Wayne Barnes is set to take charge of a record fourth match at the quarter-final stage.

Peyper will referee the first quarter-final between Wales and Argentina at Stade de Marseille in Marseille on Saturday, 14 October (17h00), with South Africa's Marius Jonker named TMO for this clash.

Barnes (England) will then referee Ireland v New Zealand at Stade de France in Paris on the same day (21h00).

On Sunday, Mathieu Raynal (France) will take charge of the third quarter-final between England and Fiji at the Stade de Marseille in Marseille on 15 October (17h00).

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O'Keeffe (New Zealand) will referee the final quarter-final, between the Boks and France, at the Stade de France on Sunday.

The wider match official group remains in contention for future appointments at the tournament.

Match official appointments:

Quarter-final 1: Wales v ArgentinaStade de Marseille, MarseilleSaturday, 14 OctoberReferee: Jaco Peyper (SARU)Assistant Referee 1: Karl Dickson (RFU)Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Piardi (FIR)TMO: Marius Jonker (SARU)

Quarter-final 2: Ireland v New ZealandStade de France, ParisSaturday, 14 OctoberReferee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Carley (RFU)Assistant Referee 2: Christophe Ridley (RFU)TMO: Tom Foley (RFU)

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Quarter-final 3: England v FijiStade de Marseille, MarseilleSunday, 15 OctoberReferee: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)Assistant Referee 1: Nic Berry (RA)Assistant Referee 2: Pierre Brousset (FFR)TMO: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Quarter-final 4: France v South AfricaStade de France, ParisSunday, 15 OctoberReferee: Ben O'Keeffe (NZR)Assistant Referee 1: Paul Williams (NZR)Assistant Referee 2: James Doleman (NZR)TMO: Brendon Pickerill (NZR)

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