Referee Roman Poite will take charge of the Springbok Test against Italy in Padova on November 25. Photo: Mark Baker/AP

Former Western Province and Stormers wing Egon Seconds will officiate in his fourth Test as a referee, World Rugby confirmed on Friday, when they announced the names of the officials who will do duty during the end-of-year Tests from the end of October to early December.

Four South African referees have been appointed to these matches.

Seconds will handle the match between Namibia and Uruguay in Windhoek on November 18, while Rasta Rasivhenge (return match between Namibia and Uruguay), Marius van der Westhuizen (England v Argentina) and Jaco Peyper (Italy v Argentina) will also be in action.

World Rugby also announced that Ben O’Keeffe of New Zealand (SA v Ireland, November 11, Dublin), Nigel Owens of Wales (SA v France, November 18, Paris), Romain Poite of France (SA v Italy, November 25, Padova) and Jerome Garces of France (SA v Wales, December 2, Cardiff) will referee the Springboks’ four Tests on their tour to Europe.

SA Rugby, Staff Writer