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Owens, Barnes to ref Euro semi-finals

17th April 2014 15:27

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Referee Nigel Owens officiates during the Heineken Cup

At Twickenham: Nigel Owens

The referees for next weekend's semi-finals of the Heineken Cup and the Amlin Challenge Cup have been announced, following a meeting of the ERC Match Officials sub-committee.

The meeting reviewed match official performances across all relevant tournaments in conjunction with feedback from the referee managers in each Union and from club coaching staff.

Nigel Owens will get the Heineken Cup semi-finals underway when he referees the Anglo-French clash of Saracens and Clermont.

Wayne Barnes will be in charge at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on Sunday, 27 April when reigning champions, Toulon, take on Munster, who will be appearing in a record 11th Heineken Cup semi-final.

HEINEKEN CUP SEMI-FINALS

Saturday, 26 April

Saracens v Clermont Auvergneat Twickenham Stadium, London
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wal)
Assistant referees: Alain Rolland (Ire); Leighton Hodges (Wal)
TMO: Gareth Simmonds (Wal)

Sunday, 27 April

Toulon v Munster at Stade Velodrome, Marseille
Referee: Wayne Barnes (Eng)
Assistant referees: JP Doyle (Eng); Luke Pearce (Eng)
TMO: Graham Hughes (Eng)

AMLIN CHALLENGE CUP SEMI-FINALS

Friday, 25 April

Northampton Saints v Harlequins at Franklin's Gardens
Referee: George Clancy (Ire)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ire); Marius Mitrea (Ita)
TMO: Jim Yuille (Sco)

Sunday, 27 April

London Wasps v Bath at Adams Park
Referee: Romain Poite (Fra)
Assistant referees: Jerome Garces (Fra); Pascal Gauzere (Fra)
TMO: Eric Gauzins (Fra)

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