Referee Appointments Announced For Champions Cup Quarter Finals

Match officials.

The referee appointments for next month’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final matches have been announced following a selection committee meeting chaired by EPCR’s Head of Match Officials, Joel Jutge.

France’s Pascal Gauzère will be in charge when the Heineken Champions Cup knockout stage kicks off with the clash of Edinburgh Rugby and Munster Rugby at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, 30 March.

The same day, Nigel Owens of Wales will be in the middle for the head-to-head between No 1-ranked, Saracens, and Glasgow Warriors at Allianz Park, followed at the Aviva Stadium by the first tournament meeting of Leinster Rugby and Ulster Rugby since the 2012 final which will be refereed by France’s Romain Poite.

Then on Sunday, 31 March, Luke Pearce of England will take charge of the all-TOP 14 showdown between second-ranked, Racing 92, and Toulouse at Paris La Défense Arena.

EPCR can also announce the appointments for the Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals on the weekend of 20/21 April with Jérome Garcès of France set to referee Semi-final 1 between the winners of the Saracens v Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby v Munster Rugby quarter-finals, while England’s Wayne Barnes will be in the middle for Semi-final 2 between the winners of the Leinster Rugby v Ulster Rugby and Racing 92 v Toulouse ties.

Click HERE for the referee appointments for the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup