Nigel Owens (Getty Images)
London – Contrary to reports Nigel Owens has not been confirmed as the referee for next Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final.
Media reports circulated on Sunday that the Welsh whistleman had been given the job of handling the showdown between the All Blacks and Wallabies at Twickenham.
According to reports, France’s Jerome Garces had been awarded the bronze medal match between South Africa and Argentina on Friday at the Olympic Stadium.
However, World Rugby moved quickly to dispel the reports, tweeting on Sunday: Match official appointments for #RWC2015Final & Bronze match to be considered & announced by the panel tomorrow, contrary to media reports.
Sport24 Editor Garrin Lambley is covering the 2015 Rugby World Cup live from London
Match official appointments for #RWC2015 Final & Bronze match to be considered & announced by the panel tomorrow, contrary to media reports.
— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) October 25, 2015