9 Oct 2013

Joubert handed the whistle for England test

7:54 am on 9 October 2013

Top South African referee Craig Joubert will take charge of the All Blacks' rematch with England at Twickenham in November.

The loss to the English last year in the final test of the year was the only defeat suffered by the New Zealanders, and the presence of Joubert - who officiated both this year's Super Rugby final as well as the 2011 World Cup final - is some indication of the importance of the clash.

Welsh whistler Nigel Owens, who refereed the win in Johannesburg on Sunday, will be in charge for the All Blacks' final test of the year against Ireland in Dublin.

Jaco Peyper will officiate the French test in Paris and another South African, Stuart Berry, will referee the Japan test in Tokyo that kicks off the tour.