Romain Poite will be in charge when the Springboks take on Italy in Padova on Saturday. Photo: Reuters

CAPE TOWN – Frenchman Romain Poite will be the referee for Saturday’s Test between Italy and South Africa in the north-eastern Italian city of Padova.

He will be assisted by John Lacey (Ireland) and Ben Whitehouse (Wales), with Frenchman Eric Gauzins the television match official.

Saturday’s Test appointments

Italy vs South Africa
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: JP Doyle (England), Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
TMO: Eric Gauzins (France)

Scotland vs Australia
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ireland), David Wilkinson (Ireland)
TMO: Graham Hughes (England)

Wales vs New Zealand
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Frank Murphy (Ireland)
TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)

Ireland vs Argentina
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Assistant referees: Marius Mitrea (Italy), Mike Adamson (Scotland)
TMO: David Grashoff (England)

England vs Samoa
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Craig Evans (Wales)
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

France vs Japan
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
Assistant referees: George Clancy (Ireland), Joy Neville (Ireland)
TMO: Sean Davey (England)

African News Agency (ANA)