07 Oct 2020
Nigel Owens of Wales and Ireland’s Andrew Brace have been appointed to referee the 2020 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals, respectively, following a meeting of a selection committee chaired by EPCR’s Head of Match Officials, Joel Jutge.
The vastly-experienced Owens will be taking charge of his seventh Heineken Champions Cup final, and his ninth European club decider in all, when Exeter Chiefs go head-to-head with Racing 92 at Ashton Gate on Saturday, 17 October 2020.
Owens, who will be in the middle for his 115th tournament match, will have Scotland’s Mike Adamson and Craig Evans of Wales as his assistants, while Ian Davies, also of Wales, has been appointed as TMO.
Meanwhile, the Challenge Cup final meeting of Bristol Bears and RC Toulon in Aix-en-Provence on Friday, 16 October 2020 will see Brace refereeing his first European final after taking charge of last month’s Guinness PRO14 decider.
Brace will be assisted by Frank Murphy and George Clancy, also of Ireland, with Brian McNeice as TMO.
Challenge Cup Final
Friday, 16 October 2020
Bristol Bears v RC Toulon at Stade Maurice-David, Aix-en-Provence
Referee: Andrew Brace
Assistant referees: Frank Murphy, George Clancy
Television match official: Brian McNeice
Heineken Champions Cup Final
Saturday, 17 October 2020
Exeter Chiefs v Racing 92 at Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
Referee: Nigel Owens
Assistant referees: Mike Adamson,Craig Evans
Television match official: Ian Davies