Lewis takes charge of Boks

Injury has ruled out referee Allain Rolland from Saturday’s test between the Boks and England, which is good news for the Boks.

The Boks, when Rolland has had the whistle, have only won one in four.

Alan Lewis replaces Rolland, the IRB confirmed.

Lewis was due to referee France versus Argentina. Tony Spreadbury will now take charge of that match in Paris.

Confirmation of Match Officials for this weekend’s international matches:


MATCH: England v South Africa (London)

Referee: Alan Lewis, TJ1: Nigel Owens, TJ2: Federico Cuesta

MATCH: France v Argentina (Paris)

Referee: Tony Spreadbury, TJ1: Wayne Barnes, TJ2: Carlo Damasco

MATCH: Italy v Canada (Pordenone)

Referee: Marius Jonker, TJ1: Craig Joubert, TJ2: Romain Poite

MATCH: Scotland v Australia (Edinburgh

Referee: Donal Courtney, TJ1: Mark Lawrence, TJ2: Huw Watkins

MATCH: Wales v New Zealand (Cardiff)

Referee: Dave Pearson, TJ1: Chris White, TJ2: David Changleng


MATCH: Ireland v Pacific Islands (Dublin)

Referee: Christophe Berdos; TJ1: Joel Jutge, TJ2: Taizo Haybayashi.