10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
The BBC Grandstand cameras will be at Meadowbank on 7 December when Edinburgh Rugby clash with 1996 champions Toulouse - the first time a home Scottish match has been shown on network in the history of the competition.
Millions of armchair viewers will watch Todd Blackadder and his team go under the spotlight and attempt to go a step closer to breaking their own new ground and become the first Scottish team to qualify for the quarter-finals.
And with a record 10 million viewers tuning into the televised matches in Rounds 1 and 2 of the tournament, the Heineken Cup is also reaching new parts. The Italian broadcaster Tele + will show Amatori & Calvisano against Neath on 7 December followed by Viadana's fixture against Munster a week later.
In France viewers will have a bumper Round 4 weekend. On 14 December they will have Biarrtiz Olympique's clash with Ulster on FR2 and the following day the return between Toulouse and Edinburgh Rugby on FR3.
,b>Dave McHugh (Ireland) and English referee Tony Spreadbury have been appointed to take charge of the two Edinburgh Rugby against Toulouse clashes with Welshman Nigel Williams on duty when champions Leicester Tigers host Beziers in Round 4 on 14 December in the BBC Grandstand game.
Heineken Cup 2002/2003.
Round 3. (All kick-offs LOCAL time) Friday, 6 December Pool 2: Munster v Viadana 1930 Hugh Watkins (W) RTE Pool 3: Sale Sharks v Llanelli 1945 Joel Jutge (F) Pool 6: Ulster v Biarritz Olympique 1930 Chris White (E) BBC NI / B Euro Saturday, 7 December Pool 1: Amatori & Calvisano v Neath 1430 Dave Pearson (E) Tele + Pool 4: Montferrand v Leinster Lions 1500 Nigel Whitehouse (W) Swansea v Bristol Shoguns 1430 Giulio De Santis (It) Pool 5: Edinburgh Rugby v Toulouse 1445 Dave McHugh (I) BBC Newport v London Irish 1430 Joel Dume (F) Pool 6: Northampton Saints v Cardiff 1500 Rob Dickson (S) Sunday, 8 December Pool 1: Beziers v Leicester Tigers 1500 Alan Lewis (I) Pool 2: Gloucester v Perpignan 1315 Nigel Williams (W) B Euro / FR3 Pool 3: Bourgoin v Glasgow Rugby 1500 Tony Spreadbury (E) ROUND 4 (All kick-offs LOCAL time) Friday, 13 December Pool 3: Llanelli v Sale Sharks 1930 Alain Rolland (I) BBC W / B Euro Glasgow Rugby v Bourgoin 1930 Giulio De Santis Pool 4: Leinster Lions v Montferrand 1935 Chris White (E) RTE Saturday, 14 December Pool 1: Leicester Tigers v Beziers 1445 Nigel Williams (W) BBC Neath v Amatori & Calvisano 1430 Eric Darriere (F) Pool 2: Viadana v Munster 1800 Andy Ireland (S) Tele + Perpignan v Gloucester 1500 Dave McHugh (I) Pool 6: Biarritz Olympique v Ulster 1500 Nigel Whitehouse (W) FR2/BBC NI/B Eur Sunday 15 December Pool 4: Bristol Shoguns v Swansea 1500 Simon McDowell (I) Pool 5: London Irish v Newport 1500 Antonio Lombardi (It) Toulouse v Edinburgh Rugby 1400 Tony Spreadbury (E) FR3 Pool 6: Cardiff v Northampton Saints 1330 Joel Jutge (F) B Euro