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All-Aviva Premiership Rugby clash to be officiated by Pascal Gauzère in European openers

All-Aviva Premiership Rugby clash to be officiated by Pascal Gauzère in European openers

After six rounds of fascinating Aviva Premiership Rugby the European competitions take over this week with all 12 of our clubs in action.

There’s only one all-England clash across the European Champions Cup and European Challenge Cup this weekend as Northampton Saints welcome Saracens to Franklin’s Gardens on Sunday.

The match gives Jim Mallinder’s side the opportunity to exact revenge for the opening-round London Double Header defeat to the European Champions, and will be overseen by French referee Pascal Gauzère.

But before then the continental action gets underway on Thursday night as Gloucester Rugby travel to France to take on Steffon Armitage’s Pau, with George Clancy the man in the middle for the Challenge Cup match.

On Friday night Wasps travel to Ulster where they’ll face former player Charles Piutau, refereed by Ben Whitehouse, and Sale Sharks host Toulouse with David Wilkinson holding the whistle.

Racing 92 and Leicester Tigers renew acquaintances in Paris on Saturday with John Lacey officiating, while Mike Adamson takes charge of Bath Rugby v Benetton Rugby at the Rec.

Saturday night at Sandy Park sees a blockbuster match-up between Exeter Chiefs and Glasgow Warriors, with the Chiefs second in the Aviva Premiership Rugby table and Glasgow having won six from six in the Guinness PRO14 – Alexandre Ruiz runs the rule over that one.

Marius Mitrea will make the big calls in the match between Harlequins and La Rochelle at the Twickenham Stoop, whilst English referees Wayne Barnes and Matthew Carley will look after Leinster Rugby v Montpellier and Castres v Munster respectively.

Thursday 12th October

Pau v Gloucester Rugby

Stade du Hameau, 7.45pm – Live on Sky Sports

Referee: George Clancy

Assistant referees: Gary Conway & Chris Harrington

TMO: Kevin Beggs

Citing Commissioner: Eddie Wigglesworth

Friday 13th October

Ulster Rugby v Wasps

Kingspan Stadium, 7.45pm – Live on BT Sport

Referee: Ben Whitehouse

Assistant referees: Rhys Thomas & Wayne Davies

TMO: Jon Mason

Citing Commissioner: John Charles

Sale Sharks v Toulouse

AJ Bell Stadium, 8.00pm

Referee: David Wilkinson

Assistant referees: Kieran Barry & John Carvill

TMO: Olly Hodges

Citing Commissioner: Iain Goodall

Saturday 14th October

Racing 92 v Leicester Tigers

Stade Yves-Du-Manoir, 3:15 – Live on BT Sport

Referee: John Lacey

Assistant referees: Stuart Gaffkin & Paul Haycock

TMO: Peter Fitzgibbon

Citing Commissioner: Stefano Marrama

Bath Rugby v Benetton Rugby

The Rec, 5.30pm – Live on Sky Sports

Referee: Mike Adamson

Assistant referees: Nigel Owens & Sam Grove

TMO: Neil Hennessy

Citing Commissioner: Tim Lowry

Harlequins v La Rochelle

Twickenham Stoop, 5.30pm – Live on Sky Sports

Referee: Marius Mitreas

Assistant referees: Andrea Picardi & Simone Boaretto

TMO: Stefano Penne

Citing Commissioner: Paul Minto

Exeter Chiefs v Glasgow Warriors

Sandy Park, 7.45pm – Live on BT Sport

Referee: Alexandre Ruiz

Assistant referees: Thomas Charabas & Laurent Cardona

TMO: Philip Bonhoure

Citing Commissioner: Peter Ferguson

Newcastle Falcons v Dragons

Kingston Park, 3.00pm

Referee: Pierre Brousset

Assistant referees: Tual Trainini & Eric Soulan

Citing Commissioner: Wayne Sheridan

London Irish v Edinburgh Rugby

Madejski Stadium, 3.00pm

Referee: Dan Jones

Assistant referees: Adam Jones & Rhys Jones

Citing Commissioner: Chris Morgan

Worcester Warriors v Brive

Sixways, 3.00pm

Referee: Sean Gallagher

Assistant referees: Eddie Hogan O’Connell & Jonathan Peak

TMO: Simon McDowell

Citing Commissioner: Dennis Jones

Sunday 15th October

Northampton Saints v Saracens

Franklin’s Gardens, 5.30pm – Live on BT Sport

Referee: Pascal Gauzere

Assistant referees: Cyril Lafon & Jean-Luc Rebollal

TMO: Eric Gauzins

Citing Commissioner: Eddie Walsh

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