The Six Nations tournament is finally here and rugby fans across the World are gearing up for an exciting round one of matches.
In Cardiff, Wales will face Ireland at the Principality Stadium with Karl Dickson as the main referee, assisted by Angus Gardner and Luke Pearce. The match will be monitored by Tom Foley as the TMO.
Across the channel in London, England will take on Scotland at the iconic Twickenham Stadium with New Zealand’s Paul Williams as the main referee and Ben O’Keeffe and James Doleman as his assistants. Brendon Pickerill will be the TMO.
The final match of round one will take place in Rome, where Italy will host France at the Stadio Olimpico. The match will be overseen by Matthew Carley from the Rugby Football Union, with Nic Berry and Jordan Way as assistant referees. The TMO for this match will be Ben Whitehouse from the Welsh Rugby Union.
This round of matches promises to be an exciting one, with fans eagerly waiting to see which teams will come out on top.
2023 Six Nations Round 1
Wales v Ireland (Principality Stadium, Cardiff;
Saturday 4 February – 5.15pm)
Referee: Karl Dickson (RFU) Assistant Referee 1: Angus Gardner (RA) Assistant Referee 2: Luke Pearce (RFU) TMO: Tom Foley (RFU)
England v Scotland (Twickenham Stadium, London; Saturday 4 February – 7.45pm)
Referee: Paul Williams (NZR) Assistant Referee 1: Ben O’Keeffe (NZR) Assistant Referee 2: James Doleman (NZR) TMO: Brendon Pickerill (NZR)
Italy v France (Stadio Olimpico, Rome; Sunday 5 February – 6pm)
Referee: Matthew Carley (RFU) Assistant Referee 1: Nic Berry (RA) Assistant Referee 2: Jordan Way (RA) TMO: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)