Rolland to referee final

(Rugby News Service) Monday 8 October 2007
 
 Rolland to referee final
Final say: Irish referee Alain Rolland

PARIS, 8 October - Irishman Alain Rolland will referee the IRB  Rugby World Cup final at Stade de France in Saint-Denis on Saturday, 20 October.

The officials for the two semi-finals next weekend have also been announced.

South Africa's Jonathan Kaplan will take charge of Saturday's semi-final between France and England while Steve Walsh of New Zealand will referee Sunday's second last-four matchup between South Africa and Argentina.

The referee for the third-place match on Friday, 19 October, will be Paul Honiss of New Zealand.

England v France (semi-final - 13 October)

Ref: Jonathan  Kaplan (RSA)
TJ: Paul Honiss (NZL)
TJ: Marius Jonker (RSA)
4: Nigel Owen (WAL)
5: Alain Rolland (IRE)
TMO: Stuart Dickinson (AUS)

South Africa v Argentina (semi-final - 14 October)

Ref: Steve Walsh (NZL)
TJ: Alan Lewis (IRE)
TJ: Chris White (ENG)
4: Joel Jutge (FRA)
5: Wayne Barnes (ENG)
TMO: Tony Spreadbury (ENG)

Bronze medal match

Ref: Paul Honiss (NZL)
Other officials tba

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