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Referees for Europe´s Quarters

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European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) have made known the referees who have been appointed to the Heineken Champions Cup quarterfinals at the end of March.

By Paul Dobson, Moonsport

The four referees appointed are Pascal Gaüzère and Romain Poite of France, Nigel Owens of Wales and Luke Pearce of England.

Then there are the Challenge Cup quarterfinals, where the appointed referees are Mathieu Raynal and Alexandre Ruiz of France and two Irishmen, Johnny Lacey and George Clancy.

A selection committee, chaired by former Test referee Joël Jutge, makes the appointments

Appointments

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Edinburgh vs Munster at Murrayfield
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère(France)

Saracens Glasgow Warriors at Allianz Park
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Leinster vs Ulster at Aviva Stadium
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Racing vs Toulouse at Paris La Défense Arena
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)

Challenge Cup Quarterfinals

Friday, 29 March 2019

Sale Sharks vs Connacht at AJ Bell Stadium
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Worcester Warriors vs Harlequins at Sixways
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (France)

Sunday, 31 March 2019

La Rochelle vs Bristol Bears at Stade Marcel Deflandre
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)

Clermont Auvergne vs Northampton Saints at Stade Marcel-Michelin
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

Before the knockout stage matches, the referees will attend a two-day meeting in London to prepare for the quarterfinals.

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