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Rugby Championship organisers and World Rugby have announced the match officials for the 2018 tournament which starts on Saturday the 18th of August 2018.

South African rugby referee Jaco Peyper will take charge of the opening match which is in Sydney where Australia’s Wallabies host New Zealand’s All Blacks.

Later that day South Africa’s Springboks host Argentina’s Pumas in Durban and New Zealand referee Ben O’Keefe will be the man in the middle.

There are 12 Rugby Championship matches in 2018 and Australia and New Zealand will play their extra Bledisloe Cup match Sat 27 Oct 2018 at Nissan Stadium, Yokohama.

Rugby Championship Match Officials

Match No.1: Australia v New Zealand
Date : Sat 18 Aug 2018
Venue : ANZ Stadium, Sydney ,Australia
Kick Off local: TBC
Referee: Jaco Peyper (SARU)
Assistant Ref 1: Wayne Barnes (RFU)
Assistant Ref 2: Luke Pearce (RFU)
TMO : Marius Jonker (SARU)

Match No.2:South Africa v Argentina
Date : Sat 18 Aug 2018
Venue : Jonsson Kings Park, Durban, South Africa
Kick Off local: TBC
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (NZRU)
Assistant Ref 1: Angus Gardner (ARU)
Assistant Ref 2: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
TMO : Simon McDowell (IRFU)

Match No.3: New Zealand v Australia
Date : Sat 25 Aug 2018
Venue : Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
Kick Off local: TBC
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)
Assistant Ref 1: Jaco Peyper (SARU)
Assistant Ref 2:Luke Pearce (RFU)
TMO : Marius Jonker (SARU)

Match No.4: Argentina v South Africa
Date : Sat 25 Aug 2018
Venue : Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza, Argentina
Kick Off local: TBC
Referee: Angus Gardner (ARU)
Assistant Ref 1: Ben O’Keeffe (NZRU)
Assistant Ref 2: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
TMO : Simon McDowell (IRFU)

Match No.5: New Zealand v Argentina
Date : Sat 8 Sept 2018
Venue : Trafalgar Park, Nelson, New Zealand
Kick Off local: TBC
Referee: Pascal Gauzere (FFR)
Assistant Ref 1: Nigel Owens (WRU)
Assistant Ref 2: Nic Berry (ARU)
TMO : Rowan Kitt (RFU)

Match No.6: Australia v South Africa
Date : Sat 8 Sept 2018
Venue :Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
Kick Off local: TBC
Referee: Glen Jackson (NZRU)
Assistant Ref 1:John Lacey (IRFU)
Assistant Ref 2: Paul Williams (NZRU)
TMO : Glenn Newman (NZRU)

Match No.7: New Zealand v South Africa
Date : Sat 15 Sept 2018
Venue : Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
Kick Off local: TBC
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)
Assistant Ref 1: Pascal Gauzere (FFR)
Assistant Ref 2: Nic Berry (ARU)
TMO : Rowan Kitt (RFU)

Match No.8: Australia v Argentina
Date : Sat 15 Sept 2018
Venue : Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, Australia
Kick Off local: TBC
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
Assistant Ref 1: Glen Jackson (NZRU)
Assistant Ref 2: Paul Williams (NZRU)
TMO : Glenn Newman (NZRU)

Match No.9: South Africa v Australia
Date : Sat 29 Sept 2018
Venue : Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Kick Off local: TBC
Referee: Jerome Garces (FFR)
Assistant Ref 1:Wayne Barnes (RFU)
Assistant Ref 2: Matthew Carley (RFU)
TMO :Graham Hughes (RFU)

Match No.10: Argentina v New Zealand
Date : Sat 29 Sept 2018
Venue : Estadio Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Kick Off local: TBC
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)
Assistant Ref 1: Jaco Peyper (SARU)
Assistant Ref 2: Marius van der Westhuizen (SARU)
TMO : David Grashoff (RFU)

Match No.11:South Africa v New Zealand
Date : Sat 6 Oct 2018
Venue : Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, South Africa
Kick Off local: TBC
Referee: Angus Gardner (ARU)
Assistant Ref 1: Jerome Garces (FFR)
Assistant Ref 2: Matthew Carley (RFU)
TMO : Graham Hughes (RFU)

Match No.12: Argentina v Australia
Date : Sat 6 Oct 2018
Venue :Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta, Argentina
Kick Off local: TBC
Referee: Jaco Peyper (SARU)
Assistant Ref 1: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)
Assistant Ref 2: Marius van der Westhuizen (SARU)
TMO : David Grashoff (RFU)

Bledisloe Cup Match

Match No.13 : Australia v New Zealand
Date : Sat 27 Oct 2018
Venue :TBC
Kick Off local: TBC
Referee: Japan Romain Poite (FFR)
Assistant Ref 1: Marius van der Westhuizen (SARU)
Assistant Ref 2: Rasta Rasivhenge (SARU)
TMO : Marius Jonker (SARU)

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