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Referees named for QBE Internationals

11 October 2012

  • English referees handed big Autumn games
  • Former Saracen Glen Jackson to officiate England
QBE referees announced

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Former Saracens fly half Glen Jackson will referee England’s opening QBE Internationals fixture against Fiji on November 10.

The 36-year-old played more than 100 times for Sarries and hung up his playing boots in 2010 to pursue a refereeing career in his native New Zealand.

French referee Romain Poite will officiate England’s second game against Australia, the Wallabies’ first visit back to Twickenham since a Chris Ashton-inspired side won 35-18 in 2010.

Welsh referee Nigel Owens will take charge of England against South Africa on November 24, while George Clancy, Ireland, will referee the final game against New Zealand on December 1.

Greg Garner

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Elsewhere, top RFU referees Greg Garner and Wayne Barnes will take charge of three games during November’s busy international period.

Garner, who took charge of the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship final between South Africa and New Zealand, will officiate his first full International game when Italy face Tonga on November 10.

Barnes meanwhile will hold the whistle for the mouth-watering clash between Ireland and South Africa on the same date in Dublin and Wales versus Australia on December 1 in Cardiff.