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Refs for Europe's quarters

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:38

four men at the top of world refereeing


The European Rugby Cup, the body in charge of the Heineken Cup and the Amlin Challenge Cup, has announced the match officials for the quarterfinals in the first week of April.

The referees for the four Heineken Cup quarterfinals are Nigel Owens, Jérôme Garcès, Alain Rolland and Wayne Barnes, four men at the top of world refereeing.

The referees for the Amlin Challenge Cup quarterfinals are Romain Poite, Leighton Hodges, Pascal Gauzère and Johnny Lacey who has made great strides in his refereeing this year already.

Heineken Cup Quarterfinals

Munster vs Toulouse
at Thomond Park
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: JP Doyle (England), Neil Hennessy (Wales)
Television match official: Derek Bevan (Wales)

Clermont Auvergne vs Leicester Tigers at Stade Marcel-Michelin
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Assistant referees: George Clancy (Ireland), David Wilkinson (Ireland)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Ulster vs Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Mathieu Raynal (France), Cédric Marchat (France)
Television match official: Eric Gauzins (France)

Toulon vs Leinster at Stade Felix Mayol
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Greg Garner (England), Luke Pearce (England)
Television match official: Graham Hughes (England)

Amlin Challenge Cup Quarterfinals

Sale Sharks vs Northampton Saints at AJ Bell Stadium
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland), Neil Paterson (Scotland)
Television match official: Ian Ramage (Scotland)

Stade Français vs Harlequins at Stade Jean Bouin
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Assistant referees : Ian Davies (Wales), Andrew McMenemy (Scotland)
Television match official: Gareth Simmonds (Wales)

Bath vs Brive at Recreation Ground
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Dudley Phillips (Ireland), Sean Gallagher (Ireland)
Television match official: Jim Yuille (Scotland)

London Wasps vs Gloucester at Adams Park
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
Assistant referees: Marius Mitrea (Italy), Laurent Cardona (France)
Television match official: Alan Falzone (Italy)