EPCR referees for Rounds 5 & 6

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 20:02
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European Professional Rugby has made 40 referee appointments to Rounds 5 and 6 of the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup.

For Jérôme Garcès, there is a milestone - his 50th match in the competition, chalked up when he referees Bath vs Scarlets in Round 5.

Referees by Country

This gives some idea of where the best referees in Europe are.

England: Wayne Barnes (2), Luke Pearce, Matthew Carley (2), Tom Foley, Ian Tempest, Craig Maxwell-Keys (2), JP Doyle.
France: Jérôme Garcès (2), Romain Poite (2), Pascal Gaüzère, Mathieu Raynal, Alexandre Ruiz, Pierre Brousset.
Ireland: George Clancy (2), John Lacey (2), Andrew Brace (2), Frank Murphy, Joy Neville, David Wilkinson, Sean Gallagher.
Wales: Nigel Owens (2), Ben Whitehouse (2), Ian Davies, Dan Jones
Italy: Marius Mitrea (2)
Scotland: Mike Adamson
Romania: Vladimir Iordachescu

England: 7 referees with 11 matches
Ireland: 7 referees with 10 matches
France: 6 referees with 9 matches
Wales: 4 referees with 6 matches
Italy: 1 referee with 2 matches
Romania: 1 Referee with 1 match
Scotland: 1 referee with 1 match

Appointments for Round 5 (12-14 January 2018) and Round 6 (19-20 January 2018)

Champions Cup Match Officials, Round 5

Bath vs Scarlets
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)

Ulster vs La Rochelle
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

Exeter Chiefs vs Montpellier
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Harlequins vs Wasps
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

Northampton Saints vs Clermont Auvergne
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

Ospreys vs Saracens
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

Leinster vs Glasgow Warriors
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)

Toulon vs Benetton Treviso
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)

Racing 92 vs Munster
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)

Castres vs Leicester Tigers
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)

Challenge Cup Match Officials, Round 5

Agen vs Gloucester
Referee: Frank Murphy (Ireland)

Edinburgh vs Stade Français
Referee: Tom Foley (England)

Sale Sharks vs Lyon
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)

London Irish vs Krasny Yar
Referee: Mike Adamson (Scotland)

Worcester Warriors vs Connacht
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (France)

Pau vs Zebre
Referee: Joy Neville (Ireland)

Oyonnax vs Brive
Referee: Ian Davies (Wales)

Bordeaux-Bègles vs Dragons
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys (England)

Newcastle Falcons vs Enisei-STM
Referee: Pierre Brousset (France)

Cardiff Blues vs Toulouse
Referee: Ian Tempest (England)

Champions Cup Match Officials, Round 6

Glasgow Warriors vs Exeter Chiefs
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

Montpellier vs Leinster
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)

Saracens vs Northampton Saints
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

Clermont Auvergne vs Ospreys
Referee: JP Doyle (England)

Scarlets vs Toulon
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

Benetton Treviso vs Bath
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)

Leicester Tigers vs Racing 92
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Munster vs Castres
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)

Wasps vs Ulster
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)

La Rochelle vs Harlequins
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

Challenge Cup Match Officials, Round 6

Gloucester vs Pau
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

Enisei-STM vs Newcastle Falcons
Referee: David Wilkinson (Ireland)

Connacht vs Oyonnax
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys (England)

Dragons vs Bordeaux-Bègles
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)

Zebre vs Agen
Referee: Vlad Iordachescu (Romania)

Brive vs Worcester Warriors
Referee: Dan Jones (Wales)

Krasny Yar vs London Irish
Referee: Pierre Brousset (France)

Lyon vs Cardiff Blues
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)

Toulouse vs Sale Sharks
Referee: Sean Gallagher (Ireland)

Stade Français vs Edinburgh
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)   

Photo: Jérôme Garcès

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