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Disciplinary appointments for November tests
By Eric Njiru | Fri 02 Nov, 2018 12:50

World Rugby has announced the citing commissioner and disciplinary committee appointments for the upcoming men’s and women’s November window tests.

With a record number of matches taking place across the period, the appointments are a key milestone in preparation for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. 

The repechage tournament featuring Kenya, Canada, Germany and Hong Kong will be a focus with England’s Buster White named as citing commissioner for Kenya vs Canada on Sunday Nov 11 in France.

Tim Lowry of Ireland is named as the Citing Commissioner for Kenya Simbas vs Hong Kong while the last match against Germany has been handed to Paul Hull of England.

Kenya’s James Absaloms is named as Citing Commissioner for the test between Italy and New Zealand on Saturday November 24 with Andrew Brace of IRFU set to be the referee.

Absaloms was part of an experienced disciplinary tea for 2015 Rugby World Cup. He recently cited the second test between British and Irish Lions and the All Blacks in the 2017 tour of New Zealand.

With a continued focus on strengthening the connection between the on and off-field disciplinary process, the three-person disciplinary committees will comprise two individuals with international and high-level domestic playing, coaching or refereeing experience as well as one legally qualified judicial officer as chair.

Selections have been made following a comprehensive review of performance during the June window and other major competitions by the independent judicial panel chairman Christopher Quinlan QCand are underpinned by training and workshops involving disciplinary personnel and match officials. 

Repechage Appointment
Sunday Nov 11, 2018

Canada vs Kenya
Ref- Wayne Barnes(RFU)
Citing- Buster White(England)
Judicial Chair- Jean Noel Couraud(FRA)

Hong Kong vs Germany
Ref- Pascal Gauezere(FFR)
Citing- Patrice Frantschi(Fra)
Judicial- Jean Noel Coyraud(FRA)

Saturday November 17
Kenya vs Hong Kong
Ref- Jaco Peyper(SARU)
Citing- Tim Lowry(IRE)
Judicial- Jean Noel Couraud

Canada vs Germany
Ref- Luke Pearce(RFU)
Citing- Tim Lowry(IRE)
Judicial Chair- Jean Noel Couraud

Friday November 24
Kenya vs Germany
Ref- Angus Gardner(RA)
Citing- Paul Hull(England)
Judicial Chair: Jean Noel Couraud

Hong Kong vs Canada
Ref- Romain Poite
Citing- Paul Hull(England)
Judicial Chair- Jean Noel Couraud

Eric Njiru
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