Jérôme Garcès of France will referee the final

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Standard bearer of a French referee regularly distinguished in recent seasons, Jerome Garcès has been appointed to the whistle of the finals of the Rugby World Cup 2019, which will be against England and South Africa, Saturday, November 2 .

France will be present in the final of the Rugby World Cup 2019. Saturday, November 2, Jérôme Garcès will become the first referee from the French formation to lead a World Cup final. A choice endorsed Tuesday, October 29 by World Rugby for the clash between England and South Africa, Yokohama (suburbs of Tokyo), and which will be the culmination of a career to which he will put an end in the wake.

The 46-year-old Béarnais had already become in 2015 in England the first tri-color referee at the whistle of a World Cup semifinal, the one between New Zealand and South Africa. He was competing for the final with Welsh Nigel Owens, referee of the final of the World Cup-2015.

His career, before taking the lead of the French professional arbitration, and his year 2019 will end in style since he had already led the final of the Saracens-Leinster European Cup in May and that of the Top 14 Toulouse- Clermont, in June.

Poite, luxury assistant

"I am honored and delighted to have been named referee of the 2019 World Cup. It is a dream as an umpire, but it is a team sport, and we are four (he will be assisted by the French Roman Poite and New Zealander Ben O'Keeffe, and New Zealander Ben Skeen on video, Ed), "he said in the World Rugby statement.

"We will be there to give the best for the teams, the fans, the sport and the entire team of officials, as well as the volunteers who have worked so hard for four years, culminating in the World Cup". -he adds.

The match for 3rd place, Friday in Tokyo between New Zealand and Wales, will be refereed by Englishman Wayne Barnes, assisted by French Pascal Gaüzère and South African Jaco Peyper.

The latter was not selected for the semi-finals after being photographed with Welsh fans miming the nudge of the French Sebastien Vahaamahina, whom he had excluded in the quarter-finals for this gesture against the Wales (20-19 for Welsh).

With AFP

. (tagsToTranslate) Sports (t) Rugby World Cup 2019 (t) Rugby (t) England (t) South Africa

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