Ireland's Alan Lewis will referee Wales' summer clash with world champions South Africa at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday 5 June.
One of his fellow countrymen, George Clancy, will then take charge of the first of Wales' two Tests against the All Blacks later in the month. Clancy will be in the middle for the first Test in Dunedin on 19 June, while South Africa's Jonathan Kaplan will control the second test in Hamilton on 26 June. Welsh referee Nigel Owens has been given charge of England's first Test against Australia in Perth on 12 June and will be the number one touch judge for the second Test in Sydney a week later. Owens will also control the Tri Nations game between South Africa and New Zealand in Johannesburg on 21 August. He is then due to be the number one touch judge for the Tri Nations clashes between South Africa and Australia on 28 August and 4 September.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.