Owens takes whistle for PRO12 final

21st May 2014, 10:57

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In charge: Nigel Owens

In charge: Nigel Owens

Welsh referee Nigel Owens will officiate next weekend's PRO12 showpiece between Leinster and Glasgow Warriors in Dublin.

Welsh referee Nigel Owens will officiate next weekend's PRO12 showpiece between Leinster and Glasgow Warriors in Dublin.

Owens takes the whistle for the 111th time in this competition, having taken charge of the final three years ago when Munster took on Leinster.

He has plenty of big match experience having taken charge of three Heineken Cup and two Challenge Cup finals in the past, along with 13 Six Nations matches and 8 Rugby Championship games and officiating at both the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups.

He will joined by countrymen Leighton Hodges and Ian Davies as assistant referees, with Derek Bevan the TMO and Italian Maurizio Vancini stepping in as citing commissioner.

Glasgow Warriors v Leinster:

Referee: Nigel Owens (Wal)
Assistant referees: Leighton Hodges, Ian Davies (both Wal)
TMO: Derek Bevan (Wal)
Citing Commissioner: Maurizio Vancini (Ita)