England’s Karl Dickson is likely one of the officers for the 2024 Six Nations.
The former skilled participant ended an extended top-level profession in 2017 having narrowly missed out on an England cap.
Younger brother Lee, additionally a scrum half, appeared 18 occasions for his nation between 2012 and 2014.
While he could not have reached the worldwide degree as a participant, the elder Dickson sibling has quickly risen by the refereeing ranks after beginning his officiating journey whereas nonetheless enjoying for Harlequins.
He joined the Rugby Football Union’s Professional Game Match Officials Team (PGMOT) on retirement, and three years later made the step as much as Test degree.
A Six Nations debut arrived final yr and made the minimize for a primary World Cup within the autumn as one in all 4 English referees.
Dickson refereed quite a few pool matches on the match, earlier than being pressed into emergency duties through the first quarter-final between Wales and Argentina.
Having been appointed as an assistant, Jaco Peyper’s Achilles damage meant that the 41-year-old was compelled to take over as referee, overseeing the Pumas slim victory.
An appointment as one in all Wayne Barnes’s assistants for the ultimate adopted as a part of an all-English officiating workforce.
France vs Ireland match officers
Referee: Karl Dickson (Eng)
Assistant Referees: Matthew Carley (Eng) & Jordan Way (Aus)
Television Match Official: Ben Whitehouse (Wal)