World Rugby selects Match Officials for Americas Rugby Championship

World Rugby has confirmed the referees appointed for the Americas Rugby Championship. The six-team round-robin competition features Argentina XV and the national teams of Brazil, Chile, Canada, Uruguay and USA with the matches played from February 2 to March 9, 2019. 

A team of nine referees will officiate the matches with each of the six participating nations represented in the referees line-up.

USA will begin their quest for a third successive Americas Rugby Championship title when they travel to Chile for the opening match on February 2 and finish their campaign when they host rivals Canada on March 8 in Seattle.

World Rugby Match Officials Selection Committee Chair Anthony Buchanan said: "It is very pleasing that we have been able to appoint referees from all six nations represented in the Americas Rugby Championship 2019. The competition will provide an excellent opportunity to assess and develop the potential of this group of referees in what promises to be a highly competitive and exciting tournament, with holders USA recently reaching their highest ever world ranking of twelfth."


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Americas Rugby Championship 2019 Referee Assignments 

ROUNDDATEHOME TEAMAWAY TEAMREFEREE
Round 1Feb 2UruguayCanadaFrederico Anselmi (Arg)
 Feb 2ChileUSADamian Schneider (Arg)
 Feb 2Argentina XVBrazilJoaquin Montes (Uruguay)
     
Round 2Feb 9Argentina XVUSAFrancisco Gonzalez (Uruguay)
 Feb 9BrazilCanadaFrank Mendez (Chile)
 Feb 8UruguayChileFrederico Anselmi (Arg)
     
Round 3Feb 22CanadaChileHenrique Platais (Brazil)
 Feb 23USABrazilDamian Schneider (Arg)
 Feb 23Argentina XVUruguayDerek Summers (USA)
     
Round 4March 1CanadaArgentina XVDerek Summers (USA)
 March 2USAUruguayPablo Deluca (Arg)
 March 2BrazilChileJoaquin Montes (Uruguay)
     
Round 5March 8USACanadaPablo Deluca (Arg)
 March 9ChileArgentina XVFrancisco Gonzalez (Uruguay)
 March 9UruguayBrazilMoe Chaudry (Canada)