Rugby World Cup 2015 in UK is just a few months away and Rugby Union has announced the final list of 12 match referees, 7 assistant referees and 4 TV officials ahead of the competition. Only 7 of the 12 RWC2015 referees has previous world cup experience in 2011 .
3 referees are selected from France which are the most by any country and below is the full list of referees, assistants and tv officials. While South Africa, England, New Zealand and Ireland have two referees each and one from Wales makes it 12 referee panel.
There will be 7 assistant referees who comes from 6 different countries and 4 tv umpires. So a total of 23 match officials will be covering 48 world cup games this year.
|1||Jérôme Garcès (France)||Federico Anselmi (ARG)||George Ayoub (AUS)|
|2||Romain Poite (France)||Stuart Berry (SA)||Graham Hughes (ENG)|
|3||Pascal Gauzere (France)||Mike Fraser (NZ)||Ben Skeen (NZ)|
|4||Glen Jackson (New Zealand)||Angus Gardner (AUS)||Shaun Veldsman (SA)|
|5||Chris Pollock (New Zealand)||Leighton Hodges (WAL)|
|6||Wayne Barnes (England)||Marius Mitrea (ITA)|
|7||JP Doyle (England)||Mathieu Raynal (FRA)|
|8||George Clancy (Ireland)|
|9||John Lacey (Ireland)|
|10||Jaco Peyper (South Africa)|
|11||Craig Joubert (South Africa)|
|12||Nigel Owens (Wales)|