Refereeing for Rugby World Cup semi-finals between Argentina and New Zealand and bringing back fond memories

Refereeing for Rugby World Cup semi-finals between Argentina and New Zealand and bringing back fond memories

The Pumas will have an Australian judge for the crucial match against the All Blacks. This is the fifth clash he has directed between the two countries, including the Albiceleste’s historic victory in 2020.

The Pumas They were left with a victory against the Welsh national team to return to World Cup semi-finals after eight years and now They face off on Friday, October 20 at 4 p.m. (Argentine time) in Saint Denis before the great power of All Blacks, the New Zealand team. This Tuesday, the referee was identified for the important crossing: the Australian Angus Gardner.

Gardnerborn on August 24, 1984 in Sydney and directed his first international match in 2011, will have assisting his countryman Nic Berry and Englishman Karl Dickson and Welshman Ben Whitehouse as video official.

The Australian referee, making his World Cup semi-final debut, He will direct the match between Los Pumas and the All Blacks for the fifth time. Actually he directed the albiceleste’s historic 25-15 victory in november 2020. The last was in July at the Rugby Championship, where the oceanic team won, 41-12.

The second semi-final between England and South Africa will be directed by New Zealander Ben O’Keeffe, with Irishman Andrew Brace and his compatriot Paul Williams in the wings and fellow ‘kiwi’ Brendon Pickerill in the video. O’Keeffe will also referee a World Cup final for the first time and his second match between the two teams after he refereed in June 2018 in which the Springboks won 42-39.

“I would like to congratulate Angus and Ben, the assistant referees and the TMOs on their selection for the semi-finals. The referee group as a whole played a positive role in an outstanding World Cup, including a superb quarter -final series”said the president of the international federation, Sir Bill Beaumont.

Picture: Paul Harding/Getty Images.

Source: Tycsports

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