Tue 8 Sep 2020 | 04:29

Champions and Challenge Cup quarter-final referees

Champions and Challenge Cup quarter-final referees
Tue 8 Sep 2020 | 04:29
Champions and Challenge Cup quarter-final referees

The referee appointments for the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-final matches have been announced following a selection committee meeting chaired by EPCR’s Head of Match Officials, Joel Jutge.


Clubs with as many as 24 European titles between them remain in contention going into the knockout stages, and France’s Pascal Gauzère will be in charge when the Champions Cup resumes with the heavyweight clash of No 1-ranked, Leinster and holders Saracens, on Saturday, 19 September at the Aviva Stadium.

Later the same day, Romain Poite, also of France, will be in the middle for the showdown at Stade Marcel-Michelin between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Racing 92.

Then on Sunday, 20 September, England’s Wayne Barnes will take charge of the head-to-head between four-time champions Toulouse and Ulster at Le Stadium, followed at Sandy Park by the meeting of in-form Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints which will be refereed by Matthew Carley of England.

The Challenge Cup last-eight matches get underway on Friday, 18 September with the clash of Bristol Bears and the Dragons at Ashton Gate where France’s Mathieu Raynal will be on the whistle, and on the following day, Ireland’s Frank Murphy will be in the middle for the Stade Chaban-Delmas meeting of Bordeaux-Bègles and Edinburgh Rugby, while his compatriot, Andrew Brace, has been appointed for the RC Toulon-Scarlets tie at Stade Félix Mayol.

The concluding Challenge Cup quarter-final on Sunday, 20 September which pits Leicester Tigers against Castres Olympique at Welford Road will be refereed by Mike Adamson of Scotland.

All Assistant Referees and TMOs for the eight quarter-finals are from the unions of countries in which the matches are being played and all match official appointments are consistent with the advice of EPCR’s Medical Advisory Group which includes the Chief Medical Officers of the six unions as well as the medical leads from Gallagher Premiership Rugby, the Guinness PRO14 and the LNR.


Champions Cup

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Leinster v Saracens at Aviva Stadium
Referee: Pascal Gauzere
Assistant referees: George Clancy, Joy Neville
TMO: Olly Hodges

ASM Clermont v Racing 92 at Stade Marcel-Michelin
Referee: Romain Poite
Assistant referees: Pierre Brousset, Ludovic Cayre
TMO: Denis Grenouillet


Sunday, 20 September 2020

Toulouse v Ulster at Le Stadium
Referee: Wayne Barnes
Assistant referees: Alexandre Ruiz, Thomas Charabas
TMO: Eric Gauzins

Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints at Sandy Park
Referee: Matthew Carley
Assistant referees: Luke Pearce, Tom Foley
TMO: Stuart Terheege

Challenge Cup

Friday, 18 September 2020

Bristol Bears v Dragons at Ashton Gate
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
Assistant referees: Karl Dickson, Ian Tempest
TMO: Rowan Kitt

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Bordeaux-Begles v Edinburgh at Stade Chaban-Delmas
Referee: Frank Murphy
Assistant referees: Tual Trainini, Cedric Marchat
TMO: Eris Briquet-Campin

RC Toulon v Scarlets at Stade Félix Mayol
Referee: Andrew Brace
Assistant referees: Maxime Chalon, Vincent Blasco Baque
TMO: Philippe Bonhoure

Sunday, 20 September 2020

Leicester Tigers v Castres Olympique at Welford Road
Referee: Mike Adamson
Assistant referees: Craig Maxwell-Keys, Adam Leal
TMO: Graham Hughes

PV: 16