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.
|Birth name||Pascal Gaüzère|
|Date of birth||April 23, 1977|
|Place of birth||France|
|Rugby union career|
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.