The EPCR have today announced the referees for the opening two rounds of the Champions Cup which will get underway in just over two weeks’ time.
We look set for another exciting season of top-quality European rugby and it will be interesting to see if Leinster can win back-to-back European titles which would secure them a record-breaking fifth title in total.
With the referees having now been announced, you know the beginning of the competition is getting close.
Here is the list of referees for the opening two rounds.
Fri 12 Oct 18
Leinster Rugby v Wasps – Romain Poite
Sat 13 Oct 18
Bath Rugby v Toulouse – Andrew Brace
Montpellier v Edinburgh Rugby – Wayne Barnes
Exeter Chiefs v Munster Rugby – Jérome Garcès
Scarlets v Racing 92 – Matthew Carley
Ulster Rugby v Leicester Tigers – Pascal Gauzère
Sun 14 Oct 18
Gloucester Rugby v Castres Olympique – Marius Mitrea
Lyon v Cardiff Blues – JP Doyle
RC Toulon v Newcastle Falcons – Ben Whitehouse
Glasgow Warriors v Saracens – Mathieu Raynal
Fri 19 Oct 18
Leicester Tigers v Scarlets – Romain Poite
Sat 20 Oct 18
Munster Rugby v Gloucester Rugby – Alexandre Ruiz
Castres Olympique v Exeter Chiefs – John Lacey
Edinburgh Rugby v RC Toulon – JP Doyle
Wasps v Bath Rugby – Jérome Garcès
Saracens v Lyon – George Clancy
Racing 92 v Ulster Rugby – Nigel Owens
Sun 21 Oct 18
Newcastle Falcons v Montpellier – Mike Adamson
Toulouse v Leinster Rugby – Wayne Barnes
Cardiff Blues v Glasgow Warriors – Luke Pearce