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Lacey To Referee Challenge Cup Semi-Final In Cardiff

Lacey To Referee Challenge Cup Semi-Final In Cardiff

The referee appointments for the fast-approaching Champions Cup and Challenge Cup semi-finals were announced today, following a meeting of EPCR’s selection committee which is chaired by Joel Jutge, EPCR’s Head of Match Officials.

The selection committee has appointed France’s Romain Poite for the Champions Cup semi-final between number one-ranked Leinster and the Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday week, with JP Doyle of the RFU taking charge of the Racing 92 v Munster clash at Stade Chaban-Delmas in Bordeaux the following day.

The first of the Challenge Cup semi-finals between last season’s beaten finalists, Gloucester, and Newcastle Falcons at Kingsholm will be refereed by Pascal Gauzère of the FFR, while IRFU international referee John Lacey will be in the middle for the second last-four tie featuring former winners, Cardiff Blues and Pau, at Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday week.

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Saturday, April 21 –

LEINSTER v Scarlets, Aviva Stadium, 3.30pm (live Sky Sports/beIN Sports)
Referee: Romain Poite (FFR)

Sunday, April 22 –

Racing 92 v MUNSTER, Stade Chaban-Delmas, 4.15pm local time/3.15pm Irish time (live BT Sport/FR2/beIN Sports)
Referee: JP Doyle (RFU)


Friday, April 20 –

Gloucester v Newcastle Falcons, Kingsholm, 7.45pm (live BT Sport/beIN Sports)
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (FFR)

Saturday, April 21 –

Cardiff Blues v Pau, Cardiff Arms Park, 1pm (live Sky Sports/FR4/beIN Sports)
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)