Eight IRFU match officials will be in action in the GUINNESS PRO14 this weekend, covering referee, assistant referee and TMO roles. Their appointments include the two interprovincial derbies at the RDS and the Sportsground.
Andrew Brace will take charge of the GUINNESS PRO14 derby clash between defending champions Leinster and Ulster at the RDS on Saturday evening. He will be supported by George Clancy and Kieran Barry who fill the assistant referee roles.
Joy Neville will have the whistle at Stadio di Monigo as Benetton Rugby entertain Conference A leaders Glasgow Warriors with Frank Murphy, who took charge of last Saturday’s Munster v Leinster tie in Limerick, as one of the assistant referees.
John Lacey is on his travels to BT Murrayfield to referee Edinburgh v Isuzu Southern Kings. Jonny Erskine in on assistant referee duty for that fixture, while Paul Haycock will also run the line when Connacht host provincial rivals Munster at the Sportsground.
IRFU REFEREE APPOINTMENTS – JANUARY 5:
Benetton Rugby v Glasgow Warriors – Joy Neville (Referee), Frank Murphy (AR1)
Leinster v Ulster – Andrew Brace (Referee), George Clancy (AR1), Kieran Barry (AR2)
Edinburgh v Isuzu Southern Kings – John Lacey (Referee), Jonny Erskine (AR1)
Connacht v Munster – Paul Haycock (AR2)