From July 11-23 Joël Dumé is working with Chilean referees. The French National Director of refereeing is looking to help the development of officials in the country. Chile has notably been absent from having referees in the Americas Rugby Championship.
An accomplished official himself, Dumé has refereed over 20 test matches. This includes nine matches in the Six Nations Championship and matches from the former Tri Nations including Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. He also refereed matches in Rugby World Cups 1995, 1999 and 2003.
In club rugby Dumé has experience refereeing the Pro D2 Final, Top 14 Final and European Champions Cup Final.
In Chile, Dumé has been meeting with ARUSA officials. On Thursday he had a meeting with coaches and referees in an effort to evaluate them. On Tuesday he will meet with referees and regional directors in Valparaíso.