Referees confirmed for Tudor All Blacks Northern Tour

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The referee for the All Blacks' Test with Wales a week later at Cardiff's Principality Stadium will be Frenchman Mathieu Raynal.


Englishman Karl Dickson will referee the Italy v New Zealand at Stadio Olimpico in Rome on November 6, while Luke Pearce, also of England, will referee the Ireland v New Zealand Test in Dublin a week later.


New Zealand's final Test of the year, against France, at Stade de France in Paris, will be refereed by England's Wayne Barnes.


The referee for the Black Ferns first Test with England at Exeter on October 31 will be Aimee Barrett-Theron from South Africa, while Frenchwoman Aurelie Groizeleau will referee the second England Test at Northampton on November 7.


Barrett-Theron will also referee the first Test against France at Pau on November 13. Scotland referee Hollie Davidson will control the second French Test in Castres on November 20.

New Zealand's leading referees will also be among the action with several appointments in the Autumn programme.

Paul Williams will referee next weekend's Japan v Australia Test in Oita with Brendon Pickerill as the TMO. He will then control the Wales v South Africa Test at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff with James Doleman as an assistant referee.


Ben O'Keefe will referee France v Argentina on November 6 in Paris with Pickerill as his TMO. He will be an assistant referee in the Wales v Fiji Test in Cardiff on November 14.


On November 13, James Doleman will referee Italy v Argentina in Treviso with Williams as an assistant referee and Brendon Pickerill as TMO, and a week later, he will referee Georgia v Fiji in Aranjuez with O'Keefe as an assistant referee.


Pickerill will referee the Scotland-Japan Test at Murrayfield on November 20 with Paul Williams as an assistant referee.



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