Perenara made his Test debut in the 2011 Four Nations Series and also caused controversy in that competition when he disallowed a try by England winger Tom Briscoe in a match against Australia, who went on to win 36-20 at Wembley, and later admitted he got the decision wrong.
England have three of the eight referees in Richard Silverwood, Phil Bentham and Ben Thaler, while Super League official Thiery Alibert is France's representative and Ben Cummins, Shayne Hayne and Ashley Klein are Australia's three-strong contingent.
Klein, a former Super League referee, will be in charge of the Wales v Italy game at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, while Alibert and Cummins will referee England's other group games against Ireland and Fiji.
The full list of referees, touch judges and video referees, which has been put together by an appointments panel comprising former Great Britain coach David Waite, who is acting as chairman, Anderson and former RFL controller of officials Stuart Cummings, is:
England: Phil Bentham, Richard Silverwood, Ben Thaler; James Child, Joe Cobb, Mark Craven, Robert Hicks, Chris Leatherbarrow, Tony Martin, Tim Roby, Clint Sharrad, George Stokes, Matt Thomason, Warren Turley.While England coach Steve McNamara has enjoyed unprecedented player access before a World Cup, including holding a training camp in South Africa, Italy had only had two training sessions together.
"It was a huge shock to the system but I think as a group we'll learn from that," England captain Kevin Sinfield said.
Things got worse midweek when second-row forward Gareth Hock was thrown off the squad for drinking alcohol and missing a swimming session after the Italy defeat. Hock said his axing was harsh. "For missing a 10-minute swim - I think it's out of order really,