Referees Announced For Champions Cup Quarter Finals
The referee appointments for the Champions Cup quarter-final matches have been announced following a selection committee meeting chaired by EPCR’s Head of Match Officials, Joel Jutge.
The Champions Cup knockout stage will kick off at Parc y Scarlets on Friday 30 March with the clash of the Scarlets and debutants, La Rochelle, which will be refereed by Luke Pearce of England.
The following day, Nigel Owens of Wales will be in charge of a head-to-head between former tournament winners when Munster Rugby take on RC Toulon at Thomond Park.
On Sunday 1 April, England’s Wayne Barnes will be in the middle at Stade Marcel-Michelin for the meeting of last season’s defeated Champions Cup finalists, ASM Clermont Auvergne, and Racing 92, while Jérome Garcès of France has been appointed for the showdown between number one-ranked, Leinster Rugby, and holders, Saracens, at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.