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Referees Announced For Opening Rounds Of Champions Cup

Champions Cup referees

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.

Round 1

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

Round 2

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

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Author: Sean McMahon

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