This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. (October 2012) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|Date of birth||24 October 1973|
|Place of birth||Pau, France|
|Rugby union career|
He made his first full international appearance in 2010, after refereeing the 2009 Junior World Championship in Japan. His debut was between England and Barbarians in the 2010 mid-year tests. During the 2010 end-of-year tests he was touch judge for the Ireland v Samoa match, one of his high-profile appointments of the year. During the 2014 Autumn Internationals Garces took charge of the Cook Cup match between Australia and England at Twickenham. Garces won notable praise from both coaches due to the high level of fitness he showed in the match.
Garcès was also touch judge in the annual Calcutta Cup match between Scotland and England during the 2011 Six Nations. In the 58th minute he became match referee, after the original referee, Romain Poite, was injured during play.
In April 2011, Garcès was named as an assistant referee for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, and served as touch judge for four matches – Ireland v Russia, Fiji v Namibia, Samoa v Namibia and Wales v Namibia.
In 2015 he refereed Japan's victory over South Africa at Brighton's Amex Stadium during that year's World Cup tournament. He later refereed his first world cup semi-final when he took charge of the New Zealand vs South Africa game.
- This article incorporates information from the French Wikipedia.
- "IRB announce Rugby World Cup match officials". Rugbyweek.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-03. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
- Woolford, Anthony (2015-10-20). "Who's in contention to referee the Rugby World Cup final?". walesonline. Retrieved 2017-02-20.