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Officials confirmed ahead of Premiership Rugby Cup pool stage conclusion

Officials confirmed ahead of Premiership Rugby Cup pool stage conclusion

Ian Tempest will take charge of Friday night’s West Country derby between Gloucester Rugby and Bath Rugby, with both sides desperate to finalise their Gallagher Premiership Rugby preparations with a win in front of the BT Sport cameras.

Bath prop up Pool 3 with one win from their first three games of the Premiership Rugby Cup campaign, while the Cherry and Whites are bottom of Pool 2 as one of only two teams still without a victory.

But with League action right around the corner both sides will be looking to build some momentum, with Hamish Smales and Wayne Falla the assistant referees for that clash, with Trevor Fisher acting as the TMO.

Defending Premiership Rugby Cup Champions Northampton Saints have endured a tricky start to the season with three defeats so far, and Christophe Ridley will be the man in the middle of their East Midlands derby with Leicester Tigers.

Anthony Woodthorpe will take charge as Saracens look to build on their impressive victory over Saints at home to Harlequins, who have won each of their three games in the competition so far.

Sale Sharks have set pulses racing with their unbeaten start to the campaign, and Simon Harding will be in the hotseat as they look to maintain their 100 percent record on their visit to London Irish.

Wasps and Worcester Warriors – who both have one win and two defeats after three games – meet at the Ricoh Arena, with their clash being overseen by Thomas Foley, while Craig Maxwell-Keys takes charge of Exeter Chiefs v Bristol Bears, another game live on BT Sport this weekend.

Friday 11 October

Gloucester Rugby v Bath Rugby (Kingsholm, 7:45pm) – Live on BT Sport
Referee: Ian Tempest
Assistant referees: Hamish Smales & Wayne Falla
TMO: Trevor Fisher
Citing Commissioner: Budge Poutney

Saturday 12 October

Exeter Chiefs v Bristol Bears (Sandy Park, 3pm) – Live on BT Sport
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
Assistant referees: Adam Leal & Philip Watters
TMO: David Rose
Citing Commissioner: James Hall

Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints (Welford Road, 3pm)
Referee: Christophe Ridley
Assistant referees: Andrew Jackson & Peter Allan
Citing Commissioner: Chris Catling

London Irish v Sale Sharks (Madejski Stadium, 3pm)
Referee: Simon Harding
Assistant referees: Gregory Garner & John Meredith
Citing Commissioner: Mike Mason

Saracens v Harlequins (Allianz Park, 3pm)
Referee: Anthony Woodthorpe
Assistant referees: John-Paul Doyle & Paul Dix
Citing Commissioner: Allister Hogg

Wasps v Worcester Warriors (Ricoh Arena, 3pm)
Referee: Thomas Foley
Assistant referees: Tim Wigglesworth & Simon McConnell
Citing Commissioner: Duncan Bell

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