Paterson Awarded Key Tie

Scottish referee Neil Paterson will control the England v New Zealand match in the IRB U19 World Championship at Ravenhill in Belfast on Friday. Both teams are unbeaten from their two matches to date, so it’s a key contest to determine semi-final line-ups.Scottish referee Neil Paterson will control the England v New Zealand match in the IRB U19 World Championship at Ravenhill in Belfast on Friday. Both teams are unbeaten from their two matches to date, so it’s a key contest to determine semi-final line-ups.

Paterson (Dundee HSFP), a former stand-off in his playing days, has already handled the matches between Argentina and Japan and Australia and Fiji in the tournament.