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Pascal Gaüzère (born April 23, 1977) is a referee from France who represents the French Rugby Federation at the international level in refereeing. He has officiated at the highest level since starting in 2006, refereeing matches in the club tournament: Top 14, Pro12, Challenge Cup and Heineken Cup.

Pascal Gaüzère
ST vs RCT - December 2011 - Pascal Gaüzère.JPG
Birth namePascal Gaüzère
Date of birth (1977-04-23) April 23, 1977 (age 42)
Place of birthFrance
Rugby union career
Refereeing career
Years Competition Apps
2009

2010–
2011–
IRB Junior World Championship
Test Matches
Six Nations

After refereeing a fixture between Wales vs England on the 17th of August 2019 which resulted in Wales rising to number one in the rugby union world rankings, Gaüzère became subject to criticism, and this resulted in his Wikipedia page being re-edited by both Welsh and English fans. However, that has since finished and died out.

He made his international refereeing debut in 2009, when he refereed the match between Tonga under-20s and Wales under-20s in the 2009 IRB Junior World Championship. He was once again on the IRB panel for the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship, refereeing several matches including the final between Australia under-20s and New Zealand under-20s.

In late 2010, Gaüzère made his debut at the professional level, touch judging and refereeing in four matches in the 2010 end-of-year rugby union tests. His first match as match referee was between Georgia and Canada. Later on he was part of the 2011 Rugby World Cup qualifying match between Romania and Uruguay. On December 4, 2010, Gaüzère refereed 'The Final Challenge' between Barbarians and South Africa, which the "Baa Baa's" won, 26–20.

He made his Six Nations debut in 2011, when he was one of the officials in the Scotland and Ireland match in the 2011 Six Nations Championship.[1]

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