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Poite and Owens in charge of Champions Cup last four matches

Poite and Owens in charge of Champions Cup last four matches

The referee appointments for the high-profile European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup semi-finals were announced today (Thursday, 14 April 2016) by EPCR’s selection committee which is chaired by EPCR’s Head of Match Officials, Donal Courtney.

The selection committee has appointed Romain Poite of France for the Saracens v Wasps semi-final at the Madejski Stadium, Reading on Saturday, 23 April, with Wales's Nigel Owens taking charge of the Leicester Tigers v Racing 92 tie at the City Ground, Nottingham the following day.

The semi-finals get under way on Friday week (22 April) with the first of the Challenge Cup last-four matches between Harlequins and Grenoble at The Twickenham Stoop which will be refereed by John Lacey of Ireland.

England's Wayne Barnes will be in the middle for the second Challenge Cup semi-final between Montpellier and Newport Gwent Dragons at the Altrad Stadium on Saturday, 23 April.

CHAMPIONS CUP SEMI-FINALS
(Kick-offs local time)
 
Saturday 23 April – Saracens v Wasps
Madejski Stadium, Reading (15.00)
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Sky Sports / beIN Sports
 
Sunday 24 April – Leicester Tigers v Racing 92
City Ground, Nottingham (15.15)
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
BT Sport / France 2 / beIN Sports

Saturday 14 May
Final: Grand Stade de Lyon 17.45

CHALLENGE CUP SEMI-FINALS
(Kick-offs local time)

Friday 22 April – Harlequins v Grenoble
Twickenham Stoop (19.45)
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
BT Sport / beIN Sports

Saturday 23 April – Montpellier v Newport Gwent Dragons
Altrad Stadium (18.30)
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
France 4 / Sky Sports / beIN Sports

Friday, 13 May
Final: Grand Stade de Lyon, 21.00

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