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Refs for Europe's quarters

Refs for Europe's quarters
Tue 22 Mar 2011 | 12:00
Refs for Europe's quarters
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The European Rugby Cup has named the referees appointed to the quarterfinals of the Heineken Cup and the Amlin Challenge Cup in the second weekend of April. The four referees for the Heineken Cup quarters are Nigel Owens, Alain Rolland, Romain Poite and Wayne Barnes.

Rolland of Ireland, the referee for the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final, gets the quarterfinals underway when he takes charge of the all-French contest between Perpignan and Toulon at Barcelona’s Olympic Stadium earlier on the Saturday.

Owens of Wales will referee the clash of former champions when Leinster and Leicester Tigers meet in the Heineken Cup quarterfinals at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday, 9 April. Owens, who refereed the 2008 and 2009 Heineken Cup Finals, will be in charge of his fifth tournament quarterfinal and his 54th Heineken Cup match overall.

Poite of France will referee his first Heineken Cup knock-out match when Northampton Saints and Ulster clash at stadium:mk, a.k.a the Denbigh Stadium, in Milton Keynes in the first of the Sunday contests.

Barnes of England will referee the other all-French affair between Biarritz and defending champions Toulouse at Estadio Anoeta in San Sebastian across the Border into the land of the Spanish Basques.

Heineken Cup 2010/11 Quarterfinals

Saturday, 9 April 2011

16.30: Perpignan vs Toulon at Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

18.00: Leinster vs Leicester Tigers at Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Sunday, 10 April 2011

14.00: Northampton Saints vs Ulster at stadium:mk, Milton Keynes
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

17.30: Biarritz vs Toulouse at Estadio Anoeta, San Sebastian
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

Heineken Cup 2010/11 Semifinals
(To be played 30 April / 1 May)

The winner of the first named quarterfinal in each pairing will have home country advantage:
Leinster or Leicester Tigers vs Biarritz Olympique or Toulouse
Northampton Saints or Ulster Rugby vs Perpignan or Toulon

The 16th Heineken Cup Final

Saturday, 21 May, 2011 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (17.00)

Amlin Challenge Cup 2010/11 Quarterfinals

George Clancy of Ireland will get the 2011 knock-out stages underway when he referees the Amlin Challenge Cup quarterfinal between La Rochelle and Clermont Auvergne on Thursday, 7 April.

Dave Pearson of England will take charge of the clash of former Heineken Cup winners Brive and Munster in the last of the quarterfinals on Saturday, 9 April.

On Friday, 8 April, the all-English tie between Harlequins and London Wasps will be controlled by Christophe Berdos of France while Alan Lewis of Ireland will be in charge of the second all-French tie between Stade Français  and Montpellier.

Amlin Challenge Cup 2010/11 Quarterfinals

Thursday, 7 April 2011

20.45: La Rochelle vs Clermont Auvergne at Stade Marcel-Deflandre
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

Friday, 8 April 2011

19.45: Harlequins vs London Wasps at Twickenham Stoop
Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)

20.45: Stade Français vs Montpellier at Stade Charléty
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)

Saturday, 9 April 2011

14.00 Brive vs Munster at Stadium Municipal Amédée Domenech
Referee: David Pearson (England)

Amlin Challenge Cup 2010/11 Semifinals
(To be played 28-30 April / 1 May)

The winner of the first named quarterfinal in each pairing will have home venue advantage:
Stade Français or Montpellier vs La Rochelle or Clermont Auvergne
Brive or Munster vs Harlequins or London Wasps

PV: 17


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