L’arbitre australien quitte la série Springboks contre l’Irlande pour des raisons personnelles.

L’arbitre australien quitte la série Springboks contre l’Irlande pour des raisons personnelles.

Referee Angus Gardner withdraws from SA vs Ireland Test series

For personal reasons, Australian referee Angus Gardner has withdrew from the Springboks Test series over Ireland.

For “personal reasons,” Australian referee Angus Gardner has pulled out of the Springboks’ Test series against Ireland.

On Monday, World Rugby announced that English referee Luke Pearce will take his place.

No additional explanation was provided, however in order to accommodate the adjustment, all referees for the international July window had to be moved.

In 2011, Angus Gardner officiated his first Test match between Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea.

He refereed in three Rugby World Cups: in 2015, 2019 and 2023. In 2018, he was voted World Rugby Referee of the Year.

“Angus Gardner (Australia) has withdrawn from officiating responsibilities for the two-Test series against South Africa and Ireland for personal reasons, according to confirmation from World Rugby. Luke Pearce (England) will take the Australian’s place as the first test’s referee and second test’s assistant referee, according to a statement.

“Furthermore, there are additional changes to the appointments as a result of the change, with Christophe Ridley (England) taking Pearce’s place as assistant referee for Japan vs Georgia on July 13.”

Officials for the three next tests for Springboks are as follows: Saturday, July 6, South Africa vs. Ireland, Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

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Luke Pearce, the referee (RFU)

Karl Dickson, the first assistant referee (RFU)

Luke Pearce, the first assistant referee (RFU)

Craig Evans, the second assistant referee (WRU)

Ian Tempest (RFU) is TMO.

South Africa vs. Portugal on Saturday, July 20 at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein

Craig Evans, the first assistant referee (WRU),

Second Assistant Referee: SRU’s Mike Adamson

TMO: SRU’s Andrew McMenemy


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