While rugby has the reputation for players being nicer to referees than in football, there is of course, still a huge focus on the man with the whistle.

That's why, before every Six Nations game, we will be taking a look at the man in black, or rather yellow.

The last Round 2 game of the weekend, following Wales v Scotland and France v Ireland, will see Italy face England at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome.

Both teams enter the game off the back of a first-round loss away from home - Scotland beating England 20-17 in Edinburgh and France victorious against Italy, winning 37-10 in Paris.

Here's who will keep the boys in line.


Italy v England referee: Damon Murphy

Australian Damon Murphy will make his Six Nations debut during the competition.

During his playing days he was a winger and captained the Australian sevens side.

Six Nations Italy v England: Full list of officials

Of course, Damon won't be on his own, with a whole team of officials acting as additional eyes and ears.

Here's the full list of referees for the Italy v England clash:

  • Referee: Damon Murphy (Australia)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Pierre Brousset (France)
  • Television Match Official (TMO): Brian MacNeice (Ireland)

The Italy v England Six Nations match takes place at Stadio Olimpico, Rome on Sunday, February 13 at 3pm.