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Match referee, Joubert, thrills Gatland

Referee Craig Joubert has refereed lots of important Wales Tests in the past. Photo: WalesOnline

Referee Craig Joubert has refereed lots of important Wales Tests in the past. Photo: WalesOnline

Man in the middle for Wales vs Australia, Craig Joubert, has refereed 54 Tests

 As the pool of death gets down to the nitty gritty, we look at the man in the middle, tasked with keeping calm in the Twickenham cauldron between Wales and Australia on Saturday

Craig Joubert is an experienced referee from South Africa, who has been on the international scene since 2003.

The 37-year-old, from Durban, has officiated in 54 Tests, including the 2011 World Cup final between New Zealand and France.

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Pollock pulls out of Australia-Fiji match

Referee Chris Pollock makes a call during a Super Rugby match. Photo: Getty Images

Referee Chris Pollock makes a call during a Super Rugby match. Photo: Getty Images

Due to a family bereavement, Chris Pollock will return home to New Zealand for a funeral and will therefore be unable to referee the Australia v Fiji game in the Millennium Stadium on September 23.

Pollock will be replaced by Glen Jackson (New Zealand).

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