English referee for Springboks v Canada

 Luke Pearce
Luke Pearce

Cape Town - England's Luke Pearce will referee Tuesday's Rugby World Cup encounter between South Africa and Canada in Kobe.

The 31-year-old will be in charge of his 25th Test and third involving South Africa, with the Springboks boasting a 50% win-record under his watch.

Pearce was in charge when the Boks lost 20-11 to Wales in Cardiff last year and also when they beat Argentina 24-18 in Pretoria earlier this year.

He will be assisted by Australia's Angus Gardner and Ireland's Andrew Brace, with England's Rowan Kitt the television match official (TMO).

Tuesday's match at Kobe Misaki Stadium is scheduled for 12:15 (SA time).

Teams:

South Africa

15 Damian Willemse, 14 Warrick Gelant, 13 Damian de Allende, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Sbu Nkosi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Francois Louw, 7 Kwagga Smith, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Schalk Brits, 1 Thomas du Toit 

Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Eben Etzebeth, 20 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 22 Handre Pollard, 23 Willie le Roux

Canada

15 Andrew Coe; 14 Jeff Hassler, 13 Conor Trainor, 12 Ciaran Hearn, 11 DTH van der Merwe; 10 Peter Nelson, 9 Phil Mack; 8 Tyler Ardron (captain), 7 Matt Heaton, 6 Lucas Rumball; 5 Kyle Baillie, 4 Evan Olmstead; 3 Jake Ilnicki, 2 Andrew Quattrin, 1 Hubert Buydens

Substitutes: 16 Benoit Piffero, 17 Djustice Sears-Duru, 18 Matt Tierney, 19 Josh Larsen, 20 Michael Sheppard, 21 Jamie Mackenzie, 22 Shane O'Leary, 23 Guiseppe du Toit

- Compiled by Herman Mostert

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