Scottish referees handed international responsibilities

Scottish Rugby’s most promising referees will help to officiate international matches this November.

Neil Paterson receives an international appointmentNeil Paterson, Andrew McMenemy and Lloyd Linton who are all part of Scottish Rugby’s elite referee panel, will be assistant referees in six different matches.

McNememy and Linton will double up on the touchlines on Saturday 15 and 22 November in matches in Leeds and Bucharest, when Tonga play USA and Romania face Canada.

These appointments boost Linton’s, engagements in the Americas Rugby Championship in Langford, Canada this weekend and next week.

Mike Adamson is also in action in the opening round of the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series at the Gold Coast 7s, Australia, this weekend.

Jim Yuille and Iain Ramage, who also feature in today’s announcement, will be TMO at four respective internationals, with Yuille responsible for Ireland’s two Autumn Tests v South Africa (8 November) and Georgia (16 November) at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Scottish Rugby’s referee commissioner, Tappe Henning, said: “Following the announcements of Lloyd and Mike refereeing international fifteens and sevens rugby in the coming weeks, I’m pleased our elite referees and TMOs will get further opportunities inside the November international window.

Being part of an officials team on the world stage is invaluable to developing the skills of a match official, be it a referee, assistant or TMO, under the intense conditions of international competition.” 

Scottish Rugby officials’ autumn appointments:

  • Neil Paterson – Assistant referee 1 – Canada v Namibia, Colwyn Bay, Wales – Friday 7 November
  • Jim Yuille – TMO – Ireland v South Africa, Dublin – Saturday 8 November
  • Andrew McMenemy – Assistant Referee 1 – Georgia v Tonga, TBC – Saturday 8 November
  • Ian Ramage – TMO – French Barbarians v Namibia, Toulon – Friday 14 November 
  • Andrew McMenemy – Assistant Referee 1 / Lloyd Linton – Assistant Referee 2 – Tonga v USA, Leeds – Saturday 15 November
  • Jim Yuille – TMO – Ireland v Georgia, Dublin – Sunday 16 November
  • Iain Ramage – TMO – Fiji v USA, Vannes, France – Friday 21 November
  • Jim Yuille – TMO – France v Argentina, Paris – Saturday 22 November 
  • Andrew McMenemy – Assistant Referee 1 / Lloyd Linton – Assistant Referee 2 – Romania v Canada, Bucharest – Saturday 22 November