FRANCE are taking on Ireland in a match that could decide the winner of this year's Six Nations.
The two teams are the favourites for the title this year and both got off to winning starts.
The French outclassed Italy as anticipated to win 37-10 while Ireland made a statement by thumping Wales 29-7.
But what do we know about the man in the middle for this huge game at the Stade de France, Australia's Angus Gardner?
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Who is Angus Gardner?
Angus Gardner was born in Sydney in 1984.
As a teenager, he was a keen rugby player until he was diagnosed with Scheuremann's Disease [a hereditary disc condition].
Of the moment he was diagnosed, Gardner told Sydney Morning Herald: "The doctor was like 'mate, you need to take up fishing' and that was devastating to hear.
"One of the teachers suggested refereeing as a way of staying involved and I went from there."
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Gardner refereed his first international match in 2011, taking charge of Papua New Guinea vs Vanuatu.
A year later he refereed his first Super Rugby fixture, Queensland Reds vs Melbourne Rebels.
In 2018, he refereed the Super Rugby final, and the same year he went on to win World Rugby's Referee of the Year award.
Has Angus Gardner refereed France or Ireland before?
Angus Gardner took charge of one of France's most important recent matches.
He was the man in the middle for France vs Argentina at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, in which the French secured a 23-21 win that ultimately saw them through to the quarter-final.
Gardner had his hands full that day, as a 20-man brawl broke out after the final whistle.
At the same tournament, Gardner took charge of Ireland's game against hosts Japan, which ended in a 19-12 defeat and condemned them to a quarter-final with New Zealand.
Gardner also spoke of refereeing an Ireland match against South Africa at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, which he describes as his favourite venue.
He said: The fortress, the history. I did South Africa versus Ireland there two years ago. Ireland shot out to a 19-3 lead at half-time.
"The Ellis Park crowd booed the Springboks off at half-time and I thought they were booing me.
"Then, as fairytales would have it, South Africa came out and won the game."
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