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URC, Round One - Referee appointments

NEWS: The match officials appointments of the United Rugby Championship Round One fixtures have been confirmed.



Zebre Parma v Ulster
(Stadio Lanfranchi, Parma – Kick-off: 14.00; 12.00; 13.00 Ireland & UK time)

Referee: Adam Jones (Wales)
Assistant referees: Manuel Bottino (Italy) & Lorenzo Imbriaco (Italy)
TMO: Jon Mason (Wales)

Connacht v Ospreys
(The Sportsground, Galway – Kick-off: 15.00; 13.00 GMT)

Referee: Federico Vedovelli (Italy)
Assistant referees: Dan Carson (Ireland) & Tomas O’Sullivan (Ireland)
TMO: Stefano Roscini (Italy)

Lions v Stormers
(Ellis Park, Johannesburg – Kick-off: 16.05; 14.05 GMT)

Referee: Morne Ferreira (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Griffin Colby (South Africa) & Stephan Geldenhuys (South Africa)
TMO: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)

Dragons v Edinburgh
(Rodney Parade, Newport – Kick-off: 15.05; 14.05 GMT)

Referee: Eoghan Cross (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Gareth Newman (Wales) & Simon Rees (Wales)
TMO: Olly Hodges (Ireland)

Cardiff v Benetton
(Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff – Kick-off: 17.15; 16.15 GMT; 18.15 Italy time)

Referee: Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Mike English (Wales) & Gwyn Morris (Wales)
TMO: Mark Patton (Wales)

Munster v Sharks
(Thomond Park, Limerick – Kick-off: 17.15; 16.15 GMT; 18.15 SA time)

Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi (Italy)
Assistant referees: Jonathan Erskine (Ireland) & Andrew Fogarty (Ireland)
TMO: Stefano Penne (Italy)


Bulls v Scarlets
(Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria – Kick-off: 15.00; 13.00 GMT; 14.00 Ireland and UK time)

Referee: Mike Adamson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs (South Africa) & Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa)
TMO: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)

Glasgow Warriors v Leinster
(Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow – Kick-off: 16.00; 15.00 GMT)

Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
Assistant referees: Ru Campbell (Scotland) & Jonny Perriam (Scotland)
TMO: Sean Brickell (Wales)

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