Rugby officials have the world at their feet

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Three rugby referees from Suffolk are set to officiate at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Roy Marfleet, Nigel Carrick and Darryl Chapman will all feature in the six-week 
extravaganza which starts tonight.

Nigel Carrick of Bury St Edmunds has been selected as a fourth official.

Carrick has previously featured as a fourth official at International matches at Twickenham and is a regular assistant in the Premiership – rugby unions top tier.

Darryl Chapman,from Stowmarket, has been selected as a fifth official.

Chapman is a national level referee and an assistant in the Championship.

Roy Marfleet, from Hedingham, has been selected as an official time keeper.

Trevor White, from Suffolk Rugby Union Referees’ Society, said: “For a small society with less than 50 active members it is a fantastic achievement to have three local officials representing us at such a prestigious international event.”

Anyone interested in joining rugby officiating, should contact: Justin Jupp at