This can be Englishman Carley’s second match in cost at this 12 months’s Championships, after officiating France’s 27-23 victory over Wales in Spherical 3.
Luke Pearce and Mike Adamson are the assistant referees for Saturday’s showdown, whereas Tom Foley would be the man behind the display screen as TMO.
Andy Farrell’s facet have their future in their very own fingers because the Guinness Six Nations resumes, with two bonus-point victories sufficient to safe a second Irish Championship in three years.
A powerful opening two rounds noticed Eire defeat each Scotland and Wales in Dublin, earlier than taking place 24-12 to England at Twickenham within the third weekend of motion.
And regardless of sitting fourth as play resumes, a bonus-point victory this weekend would see Johnny Sexton and co. main the way in which going into subsequent Saturday’s triple-header.
Franco Smith has gone for youth over expertise in his new-look Italy squad for the rest of the Championship, with 11 gamers underneath 23 named in his coaching squad final month.
Wales and Scotland each prevented Smith’s facet from registering any factors of their matches earlier within the 12 months, so the 48-year-old can be hoping the shake-up has the specified impact when the motion restarts.
Saturday’s guests presently prop up the desk after three successive defeats, and the Azzurri can be trying to flip that type round to finish the Championship on a excessive.
Eire v Italy (Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Eire; 24 Oct 2020; 3.30pm)
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
Assistant 1: Luke Pearce (England)
Assistant 2: Mike Adamson (Scotland)
TMO: Tom Foley (England)