Referees Revealed For Opening Two Rounds Of Champions Cup


Saracens’ opening match in defence of their European Rugby Champions Cup title against RC Toulon at Stade Félix Mayol on Saturday, 15 October will be refereed by John Lacey of Ireland.

Lacey, who will be taking charge of his 51st European fixture, is among the referee appointments for Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2016/17 Champions Cup and Challenge Cup announced today by a selection committee chaired by Joel Jutge, EPCR’s Head of Match Officials.


Glasgow Warriors v Leicester Tigers – Mathieu Raynal (FRA)

Wasps v Zebre Rugby – Andrew Brace (IRE)

Leinster Rugby v Castres Olympique – Matthew Carley (ENG)

RC Toulon v Saracens – John Lacey (IRE)

Connacht Rugby v Toulouse – Luke Pearce (ENG)

Northampton Saints v Montpellier – Nigel Owens (WAL)

Scarlets v Sale Sharks – Romain Poite (FRA)

Bordeaux-Begles v Ulster Rugby – JP Doyle (ENG)

Racing 92 v Munster Rugby – Wayne Barnes (ENG)

Exeter Chiefs v ASM Clermont Auvergne – George Clancy (IRE)



Sale Sharks v RC Toulon – Ben Whitehouse (WAL)

Munster Rugby v Glasgow Warriors – Jerome Garces (FRA)

Castres Olympique v Northampton Saints – Ian Davies (WAL)

ASM Clermont Auvergne v Bordeaux-Begles – Greg Garner (ENG)

Saracens v Scarlets – Pascal Gauzere (FRA)

Ulster Rugby v Exeter Chiefs – Alexandre Ruiz (FRA)

Montpellier v Leinster Rugby – Luke Pearce (ENG)

Toulouse v Wasps – John Lacey (IRE)

Zebre Rugby v Connacht Rugby – Matthieu Raynal (FRA)

Leicester Tigers v Racing 92 – Marius Mitrea (ITA)

[EPC Rugby]

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