Match officials to October 23

Date published: October 18 2016

The match officials for this weekend's action have been confirmed, with Nigel Owens taking charge of the New Zealand versus Australia game.

Bledisloe Cup

New Zealand vs Australia
@ Eden Park
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)


Champions Cup

Sale vs Toulon
@ AJ Bell Stadium
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Sean Brickell (Wales), Chris Williams (Wales)
TMO: Jon Mason (Wales)

Munster vs Glasgow
@ Thomond Park
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant Referees: Adrien Descottes (France), Sébastien Clouté (France)
TMO: Arnaud Blondel (France)

Clermont vs Bordeaux-Bègles
@ Stade Marcel-Michelin
Referee: Greg Garner (England)
Assistant Referees: Tim Wigglesworth (England), Paul Dix (England)
TMO: David Grashoff (England)

Castres vs Northampton
@ Stade Pierre-Antoine
Referee: Ian Davies (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Simon Rees (Wales), Robert Price (Wales)
TMO: Gareth Simmonds (Wales)

Saracens vs Scarlets
@ Allianz Park
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
Assistant Referees: Maxime Chalon (France), Jean-Luc Rebollal (France)
TMO: Philippe Bonhoure (France)

Ulster vs Exeter
@ Kingspan Stadium
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Assistant Referees: Thomas Charabas (France), Cédric Clavé (France)
TMO: Eric Briquet Campin (France)

Montpellier vs Leinster
@ Altrad Stadium
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
Assistant Referees: Ian Tempest (England), Paul Burton (England)
TMO: Jean-Pierre Pellaprat (France)

Zebre vs Connacht
@ Stadio Lanfranchi
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Assistant Referees: Tual Trainini (France), Thomas Déjean)
TMO: Eric Gauzins (France)

Toulouse vs Wasps
@ Stade Ernest Wallon
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Leo Colgan (Ireland), Barrie O'Connell (Ireland)
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Leicester vs Racing 92
@ Welford Road
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Assistant Referees: Matteo Liperini (Italy), Stefano Pennè (Italy)
TMO: Paul Stanley (England)


Challenge Cup

Bath vs Bristol
@ Recreation Ground
Referee: David Wilkinson (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Joy Neville (Ireland) Clare Daniels (England)
TMO: Olly Hodges (Ireland)

Stade Français vs Timisoara Saracens
@ Stade Jean Bouin
Referee: Tom Foley (England)
Assistant Referees: John Meredith (England), Peter Allan (England)

La Rochelle vs Bayonne
@ Stade Marcel Deflandre
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
Assistant Referees: Craig Maxwell-Keys (England), Wayne Falla (England)
TMO: Keith Lewis (England)

Cardiff Blues vs Pau
@ Cardiff Arms Park
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
Assistant Referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Gareth Copsey (England)

Gloucester vs Treviso
@ Kingsholm
Referee: Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Paul Haycock (Ireland), Oisin Quinn (Ireland)

Worcester vs Brive
@ Sixways Stadium
Referee: Gary Conway (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Eddie Hogan O'Connell (Ireland), Jonny Erskine (Ireland)

Edinburgh vs Harlequins
@ Murrayfield
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant Referees: Mark Patton (Ireland), Jonathan Peak (Ireland)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)

Lyon vs Ospreys
@ Matmut Stadium
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Nigel Correll (Ireland), John Carvill (Ireland)
TMO: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

Enisei-STM vs Dragons
@ Trud Stadium, Krasnodar
Referee: Vlad Iordachescu (Romania)
Assistant Referees: Ionut Bodea (Romania), Cristian Serban (Romania)

Newcastle vs Grenoble
@ Kingston Park
Referee: Lloyd Linton (Scotland)
Assistant Referees: Mike Adamson (Scotland), Cammy Rudkin (Scotland)


Mitre 10 Cup semi-finals

Otago vs Bay of Plenty
@ Forsyth Barr Stadium
Referee: Brendon Pickerill
Assistant Referees: Mike Lash, Kirk Rae
TMO: Chris Wratt

Wellington vs North Harbour
@ Westpac Stadium
Referee: Paul Williams
Assistant Referees: Richard Kelly, Stu Curran
TMO: Carl Johnson

Canterbury vs Counties Manukau
@ AMI Stadium
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe
Assistant Referees: Cam Stone, Nick Hogan
TMO: Chris Hart

Taranaki vs Tasman
@ Yarrow Stadium
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant Referees: Angus Mabey, Damien Botherway
TMO: Jonathan Paterson


Currie Cup final

Free State Cheetahs vs Blue Bulls
@ Free State Stadium
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Referees: Jaco van Heerden, Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO: Marius Jonker

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