Rugby World Cup 2011: Joubert to referee World Cup final
Rugby World Cup 2011 final: New Zealand v France
- Eden Park, Auckland
- Saturday, 23 October
- 0900 BST / 2100 NZ
- Live text commentary, scores and report on BBC website; updates on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 5 live; watch live on ITV1, ITV Wales & S4C (Welsh language), live commentary on BBC Radio Cymru (Welsh language) & TalkSport radio
Craig Joubert of South Africa will referee the World Cup final between New Zealand and France on Sunday.
His assistant referees will be Welshman Nigel Owens and Ireland's Alain Rolland, who sent off Wales captain Sam Warburton on Saturday.
Joubert, 33, said: "It is an enormous honour to get the final. I am now really looking forward to getting out there and enjoying the occasion."
Wayne Barnes will referee the third place game between Wales and Australia.
The Englishman will be assisted by Romain Poite (France) and George Clancy (Ireland) in Friday's match.
Joubert, who took charge of the second semi-final when New Zealand beat Australia, becomes the second South African official after Andre Watson to control a final.