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Referees announced for Round 1 of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations

2022 Autumn Nations Series, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland 19/11/2022 Scotland vs Argentina Assistant referee Luke Pearce and referee Karl Dickson Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

It is not long to go now, the start of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations is less than a week away.

Everything is in place, the stadiums are ready, the players are training together and now the referees who will take charge of the games have been announced.

Wales will host Ireland, Scotland travel to Twickenham and Italy face France during a mouth-watering Round 1.

Karl Dickson will be the man in the middle when Wales welcome Ireland to Principality Stadium on Saturday at 2.15pm.

His assistants will be Angus Gardner and Luke Pearce, while Tom Foley will be the TMO for this fascinating fixture.

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Next up is the Calcutta Cup, England against Scotland, so whoever is in control of this one better be ready for a bumpy ride.

New Zealand’s Paul Williams will take charge of the match, ably assisted by his compatriots Ben O’Keeffe and James Doleman.

Another Kiwi, Brendon Pickerill will be TMO with kick-off set for 4.45pm.

Sunday’s game will see France make the trip to Stadio Olimpico to challenge Kieran Crowley’s high-flying Italy.

Kick-off will be at 3pm, and Matthew Carley will blow the whistle when the game gets underway.

He will be assisted by Nic Berry and Jordan Way, and Ben Whitehouse will be the TMO.

Round 1

Wales v Ireland (Principality Stadium, Cardiff; Saturday 4 February – 2.15pm)

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 – 4.45pm)

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 – 3pm)

Referee: Matthew Carley (RFU)

Assistant Referee 1: Nic Berry (RA)

Assistant Referee 2: Jordan Way (RA)

TMO: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)