Referees Announced For This Weekend’s European Fixtures


Pascal Gauzere will be the man in charge as Leicester Tigers welcome Munster to Welford Road in the European Rugby Champions Cup on Sunday.

Aviva Premiership Rugby’s Tigers lost out to Munster 38-0 at Thomond Park last weekend, but with an immediate rematch on the cards, Gauzere will take charge of the two famous clubs.

Irish referee John Lacey will take charge of Exeter Chiefs’ rematch with Bordeaux Bègles at the Stade Chaban-Delmas, while Jerome Garces will take control as Wasps aim to maintain their unbeaten start to the Champions Cup away to Connacht at the Sportsground.


Roman Poite will take charge of Leinster’s home clash with the Northampton Saints.

European Rugby Champions Cup

Union Bordeaux Bègles v Exeter Chiefs Official
Referee: John Lacey
Assistant Refs: Stuart Gaffikin, Richard Kerr
TMO: Brian Macneice

Leicester Tigers v Munster Rugby
Referee: Pascal Gauzere
Assistant Refs: Maxime Chalon, Jean-Luc Rebollal
TMO: Eric Gauzins

Connacht Rugby v Wasps
Referee: Jerome Garces
Assistant Refs: Mathieu Raynal, Sebastien Cloute
TMO: Philippe Bonhoure

Leinster Rugby v Official Northampton Saints
Referee: Romain Poite
Assistant Refs: Tual Trainini, Mathieu Noirot
TMO: Eric Briquet-Campin

Sale Sharks v Saracens
Referee: Andrew Brace
Assistant Refs: Mark Patton, Jonathan Peak
TMO: Simon Mcdowell

European Rugby Challenge Cup

Bath Rugby v Cardiff Blues
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
Assistant Refs: Laurent Cardona, Bruno Gabaldon
TMO: Thomas Charabas

Newport Gwent Dragons v Worcester Warriors
Referee: David Wilkinson
Assistant Refs: Kieran Barry, Oisin Quinn

Section Paloise Béarn Pyrénées v Bristol Rugby Club
Referee: Lloyd Linton
Assistant Refs: Mike Adamson, Bob Nevins

Harlequins Rugby Union v Timisoara Saracens Rugby Club
Referee: Thomas Charabas
Assistant Ref: Luc Ramos, Thomas Dejean

Stade Rochelais v Gloucester Rugby
Referee: Ian Davies
Assistant Refs: Dan Jones, Simon Rees
TMO: Jon Mason

Newcastle Falcons v LOU Rugby
Referee: Gary Conway
Assistant Refs: Joy Neville, Barrie O’Connell

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