Rich reward for Joubert

South Africa’s Craig Joubert will referee one of the World Cup semi-finals.

Joubert will take charge of New Zealand’s match against Australia with Alain Rolland given the Saturday semi-final between France and Wales.

South Africa’s Jonathan Kaplan and Englishmen Wayne Barnes will be the touch judges in Saturday’s match and one of Kaplan or Barnes is expected to referee the final.

Rolland refereed the 2007 final, won by South Africa.

Kaplan is the world’s most experienced international referee but Joubert has been the most impressive at this World Cup.