Who are the referees, touch judges and TMO's for the 2021 Six Nations? We take a look here.

Six Nations Referees

There will be eight referees across the 2021 Six Nations Championship, with former Scottish sevens international Mike Adamson taking charge of his first Six Nations match. This will also be the first time he is refereeing a Six Nations team.

However, the tournament will be without Nigel Owens, who has now retired from international officiating. Owens became the first referee to officiate 100 Tests in rugby history when in charge of the France v Italy match in the Autumn Nations Cup in November.

Experienced referee Wayne Barnes edges ever closer to refereeing a century of international matches after being appointed to officiate three matches during the 2021 Six Nations, leaving him with 96 appearances.

French referee Romain Poite is also set to take charge of his 71st match this tournament, when Scotland play Ireland at Murrayfield on 14 March.

South African officials Jaco Peyper and Marius van der Westhuizen were due to officiate in rounds four and five of the championship, but Covid restrictions mean they can no longer participate so Andrew Brace and Pascal Gauzere will now take charge of the fixtures they were due to referee – England v France and Scotland v Italy. There has also been a reshuffle amongst the assistants – all the details below.

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Six Nations Referees

ROUND 1

Italy v France (Stadio Olimpico, Rome; Saturday 6 February 2021 – 2.15pm)

Referee: Matthew Carley (England)

Assistant Referee 1: Mike Adamson (Scotland)

Assistant Referee 2: Christophe Ridley (England)

TMO: Karl Dickson (England)

England v Scotland (Twickenham Stadium, London; Saturday 6 February 2021 – 4.45pm)

Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)

Assistant Referee 1: Pascal Gauzere (France)

Assistant Referee 2: Mathieu Raynal (France)

TMO: Joy Neville (Ireland)

Wales v Ireland (Principality Stadium, Cardiff; Sunday 7 February 2021 – 3pm)

Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

Assistant Referee 1: Luke Pearce (England)

Assistant Referee 2: Alex Ruiz (France)

TMO: Tom Foley (England)

ROUND 2

England v Italy (Twickenham Stadium, London; Saturday 13 February 2021 – 2.15pm)

Referee: Mike Adamson (Scotland)

Assistant Referee 1: Romain Poite (France)

Assistant Referee 2: Ben Blain (Scotland)

TMO: Joy Neville (Ireland)

Scotland v Wales (BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh; Saturday 13 February 2021 – 4.45pm)

Referee: Matthew Carley (England)

Assistant Referee 1: Pascal Gauzere (France)

Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Piardi (Italy)

TMO: Karl Dickson (England)

Ireland v France (Aviva Stadium, Dublin; Sunday 14 February 2021 – 3pm)

Referee: Luke Pearce (England)

Assistant Referee 1: Wayne Barnes (England)

Assistant Referee 2: Christophe Ridley (England)

TMO: Tom Foley (England)

ROUND 3

Italy v Ireland (Stadio Olimpico, Rome; Saturday 27 February 2021 – 2.15pm)

Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

Assistant Referee 1: Mike Adamson (Scotland)

Assistant Referee 2: Craig Evans (Wales)

TMO: Romain Poite (France)

Wales v England (Principality Stadium, Cardiff; Saturday 27 February 2021 – 4.45pm)

Referee: Pascal Gauzere (France)

Assistant Referee 1: Andrew Brace (Ireland)

Assistant Referee 2: Frank Murphy (Ireland)

TMO: Alex Ruiz (France)

France v Scotland (Stade de France, Paris; Sunday 28 February 2021 – 3pm)

Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Carley (England)

Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Piardi (Italy)

TMO: Tom Foley (England)

ROUND 4

Italy v Wales (Stadio Olimpico, Rome; Saturday 13 March 2021 – 2.15pm)

Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

Assistant Referee 1: Pascal Gauzere (France)

Assistant Referee 2: Christophe Ridley (England)

TMO: Tom Foley (England)

England v France (Twickenham Stadium, London; Saturday 13 March 2021 – 4.45pm)

Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)

Assistant Referee 1: Mike Adamson (Scotland)

Assistant Referee 2: Frank Murphy (Ireland)

TMO: Joy Neville (Ireland)

Scotland v Ireland (BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh; Sunday 14 March 2021 – 3pm)

Referee: Romain Poite (France)

Assistant Referee 1: Mathieu Raynal (France)

Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Piardi (Italy)

TMO: Alex Ruiz (France)

ROUND 5

Scotland v Italy (BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh; Saturday 20 March 2021 – 2.15pm)

Referee: Pascal Gauzere (France)

Assistant Referee 1: Karl Dickson (England)

Assistant Referee 2: Craig Evans (Wales)

TMO: Alex Ruiz (France)

Ireland v England (Aviva Stadium, Dublin; Saturday 20 March 2021 – 4.45pm)

Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

Assistant Referee 1: Mike Adamson (Scotland)

Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Piardi (Italy)

TMO: Romain Poite (France)

France v Wales (Stade de France, Paris; Saturday 20 March 2021 – 8pm)

Referee: Luke Pearce (England)

Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Carley (England)

Assistant Referee 2: Christophe Ridley (England)

TMO: Wayne Barnes (England)

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