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Good news! Romain Poite won't be refereeing an Ireland game in the 6 Nations

Though we won’t have Nigel Owens either.

Craig Joubert, top man.
Craig Joubert, top man.
Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

THE REFEREES FOR the 2015 Six Nations matches were unveiled by World Rugby today.

Ireland’s fixtures will be officiated by Pacal Gauzere (v Italy), Wayne Barnes (v France), Craig Joubert (v England), Steve Walsh (v Wales) and Jerome Garces (v Scotland).

South African referee Joubert has been handed arguably the biggest fixture in the tournament, England’s trip to face Ireland in Dublin. Joubert also refereed the reverse fixture in February, which proved to be Ireland’s only defeat in 2014.

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6 nations refs

Irish referees John Lacey and George Clancy will take charge of one match each (England v Italy and Scotland v Italy respectively) with both men named as assistant referees for later matches in Twickenham.

Click here to see the full list of fixtures and match officials.

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