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Autumn International referees revealed - two Frenchmen and two South Africans for Ireland

David Smith

Published 12/10/2016 | 12:46

World Rugby have released the full list of match officials that will take charge of the upcoming Autumn Internationals.

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Joe Scmidt's men will play three matches in Dublin and one in Chicago as part of the series, and there will be 33 Test matches in total over the course of next month.

Ireland's four matches will be officiated by two French and two South African referees.

France's Mathieu Raynal will referee Ireland's clash with New Zealand in Chicago’s Solider Field on November 5th.

Raynal, 35, showed CJ Stander a controversial red card during Ireland’s victory over South Africa in the first Test in June.

Marius van der Westhuizen will take charge of the match against Canada in Dublin a week later at the Aviva Stadium.

South African Jaco Peyper, who officiated Ireland's Six Nations loss to France earlier this year, will be the man in the middle for New Zealand's visit to Dublin on November 19th.

Finally, Jerome Garces will officiate Ireland's final game of the series against Australia on November 26th.

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