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 

ROUND DATE HOME TEAM AWAY TEAM REFEREE
Round 1 Feb 2 Uruguay Canada Frederico Anselmi (Arg)
  Feb 2 Chile USA Damian Schneider (Arg)
  Feb 2 Argentina XV Brazil Joaquin Montes (Uruguay)
         
Round 2 Feb 9 Argentina XV USA Francisco Gonzalez (Uruguay)
  Feb 9 Brazil Canada Frank Mendez (Chile)
  Feb 8 Uruguay Chile Frederico Anselmi (Arg)
         
Round 3 Feb 22 Canada Chile Henrique Platais (Brazil)
  Feb 23 USA Brazil Damian Schneider (Arg)
  Feb 23 Argentina XV Uruguay Derek Summers (USA)
         
Round 4 March 1 Canada Argentina XV Derek Summers (USA)
  March 2 USA Uruguay Pablo Deluca (Arg)
  March 2 Brazil Chile Joaquin Montes (Uruguay)
         
Round 5 March 8 USA Canada Pablo Deluca (Arg)
  March 9 Chile Argentina XV Francisco Gonzalez (Uruguay)
  March 9 Uruguay Brazil Moe Chaudry (Canada)