Springboks get Gardner for England clash

Angus Gardner (Gallo Images)
Angus Gardner (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Australian referee Angus Gardner will be in charge of the Springboks’ opening Test of their end of year tour against England at Twickenham on Saturday, November 3.

Welshman Nigel Owens will be the man in charge of the Springboks’ second tour match a week later, on November 10, against France in the Stade de France in Paris. 

Frenchman Romain Poite then takes charge of the Boks’ third tour fixture when they take on Scotland on November 17 at BT Murrayfield in Edinburgh. 

The Springboks then complete their tour a week later, on Saturday, November 24, when they visit the Principality Stadium in Cardiff to take on Wales in their final Test of the year, with Luke Pearce of England set to be the man in the middle. 

The match officials for the Springboks’ end of year Tests (SA times): 

England vs South Africa (Twickenham, London)

Saturday, November 3 - 17:00

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)

Assistant referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)

TMO: Olly Holmes (Ireland) 

France vs South Africa (Stade de France, Paris)

Saturday, November 10 - 22:05

Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Assistant referees: Matthew Carley and Tom Foley (England)

TMO: Rowan Kitt (England) 

Scotland vs South Africa (BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh)

Saturday, November 17 - 19:20

Referee: Romain Poite (France)

Assistant referees: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand), Frank Murphy (Ireland)

TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand) 

Wales vs South Africa (Principality Stadium, Cardiff)

Saturday, November 24 - 19:20

Referee: Luke Pearce (England)

Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes and Karl Dickson (England)

TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

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