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IRFU Referee Appointments This Weekend

IRFU Referee Appointments This Weekend

IRFU referees are in action across a wide spectrum of representative games over the coming days as the Women’s Rugby World Cup faces into the final round of pool fixtures and the men’s season starts to kick into gear.

At the Women’s Rugby World Cup, Joy Neville takes control of the top of the table Pool B clash between England and the USA at Billings Park tomorrow, while Sean Gallagher is in the middle for the Pool A game between Wales and Hong Kong at the UCD Bowl.
Also on Thursday evening, Frank Murphy takes charge of Ulster’s pre-season match against Wasps at Kingspan Stadium. Jonny Erskine and Chris Busby will provide support on the touchlines.
On Friday, John Lacey will officiate the closed training game between Connacht and Munster at the Sportsground, ably assisted by Brian Deighan and Jason Cairns.

David Wilkinson takes the whistle for Leinster’s pre-season encounter with Gloucester, with Nigel Correll and John Carvill on duty as assistant referees at Templeville Road.
Meanwhile, Andrew Brace will be an assistant referee for the Rugby Championship fixture between Australia and New Zealand at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Saturday.

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Thursday, August 17 –
Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017
England v USA – Joy Neville (Referee)
Wales v Hong Kong – Sean Gallagher (Referee)
Pre-Season Match
Ulster v Wasps – Frank Murphy (Referee), Jonny Erskine (AR1), Chris Busby (AR2)
Friday, August 18 –
Pre-Season Matches
Connacht v Munster – John Lacey (Referee), Brian Deighan (AR1), Jason Cairns (AR2)
Leinster v Gloucester – David Wilkinson (Referee), Nigel Correll (AR1), John Carvill (AR2)
Representative Fixtures
Leinster Under-20/Development XV v Ulster Under-20/Development XV – Cillian Hogan (Referee)
Ulster Under-17s v Munster Under-17s – Paul O’Connor (Referee)
Saturday, August 19 –
Rugby Championship
Australia v New Zealand – Andrew Brace (AR2)
Representative Fixture
Under-18 Sevens v Under-18 Sevens – Cillian Hogan (Referee), Tim Townend (AR1), Paul Haycock (AR2)
Sunday, August 20 –
Representative Fixture
Ulster Under-18s v Exiles Under-18s – Glenn Sheridan (Referee)