Veteran referee Wayne Barnes will take charge of his 184th Aviva Premiership Rugby match when he heads to Sandy Park for Exeter Chiefs’ semi-final against defending champions Saracens.
The Aviva Premiership Rugby campaign is seriously hotting up, with two semi-finals set to take place on Saturday – and the final at Twickenham to follow a week later.
Barnes will be assisted by Craig Maxwell-Keys and Ross Campbell, while Stuart Terheege is the TMO.
The match is a repeat of last year’s thrilling final, when Saracens walked out with the trophy – and the Londoners have not lost against the Chiefs in their last five games.
Later that afternoon, Matthew Carley will take charge of his 60th Aviva Premiership Rugby match as Wasps host Leicester Tigers.
Wasps have lost their last four semi-final matches, while Leicester will play in the last four for the 13th straight year.
Thomas Foley and Paul Dix will assist Carley, while David Grashoff is the TMO.
Exeter Chiefs v Saracens
Referee: Wayne Barnes
Assistant referees: Craig Maxwell-Keys, Ross Campbell. TMO: Stuart Terheege
Wasps v Leicester Tigers
Referee: Matthew Carley
Assistant referees: Thomas Foley, Paul Dix. TMO: David Grashoff