Match officials to October 13

08th Oct 2013, 09:31

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In Paris: Nigel Owens

In Paris: Nigel Owens

The officials for the opening round of European club rugby action have been announced, with Nigel Owens refereeing Racing vs Clermont.

The officials for the opening round of European club rugby action have been confirmed, with Nigel Owens in the middle for Racing Metro vs Clermont.

Gold Coast Sevens

Referees: James Bolabiu (Fiji), Nick Briant (New Zealand), James Matthew (Scotland), Anthony Moyes (Australia), Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa), Ian Tempest (England), Rhys Thomas (Wales), Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)

Heineken Cup, Round 1

Connacht vs Saracens
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
Assistant referees: Alexandre Ruiz (France), Jean-Luc Rebollal (France)
Television match official: Daniel Irazoqui (France)

Ulster vs Leicester Tigers
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: Christophe Berdos (France) ,Stéphane Boyer (France)
Television match official: Bernard Dal Maso (France)

Toulouse vs Zebre
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
Assistant referees: Martin Fox (England), Stuart Terheege (England)
Television match official: David Grashoff (England)
Timekeeper: John Burtenshaw (England)

Edinburgh vs Munster
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
Assistant referees: David Rose (England), Roy Maybank (England)
Television match official: Trevor Fisher (England)

Benetton Treviso vs Montpellier
Referee: Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Kieran Barry (Ireland), Eanna O'Dowd (Ireland)
Television match official: Kevin Beggs (Ireland)
Timekeeper: Brian Abrahams (England)

Harlequins vs Scarlets
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland), Olly Hodges (Ireland)
Television match official: Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)

Castres Olympique vs Northampton Saints
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Gary Conway (Ireland) ,Eddie Hogan-O'Connell (Ireland)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Ospreys vs Leinster
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Roger Whitfield (England), Paul Dix (England)
Television match official: Geoff Warren (England)
Timekeeper: David Hudson (England)

Gloucester vs Perpignan
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Assistant referees: Ian Davies (Wales), Sean Brickell (Wales)
Television match official: Tim Hayes (Wales)
Timekeeper: Matthew Peters (England)

Exeter Chiefs vs Cardiff Blues
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Patrick Pechambert (France) Sébastien Clouté (France)
Television match official: Philippe Bonhoure (France)
Timekeeper: Eric Bullion (England)

Toulon vs Glasgow Warriors
Referee: Greg Garner (England)
Assistant referees: Andrew Small (England), Robin Goodliffe (England)
Television match official: Graham Hughes (England)

Racing Métro vs Clermont Auvergne
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Gwyn Morris (Wales), Wayne Davies (Wales)
Television match official: Derek Bevan (Wales)

Harlequins vs Scarlets
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland), Olly Hodges (Ireland)
Television match official: Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)
Timekeeper: Roy Mayfleet (England)

Amlin Challenge Cup, Round 1

Sale Sharks vs Biarritz Olympique
Referee: Ian Davies (Wales)
Assistant referees: Sean Brickell (Wales), Martyn Lewis (Wales)
Television match official: Gareth Simmonds (Wales)
Timekeeper: Laurie Bryant (England)

Bayonne vs Grenoble
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Assistant referees: Stefano Pennè (Italy), Stefano Traversi (Italy)
Television match official: Alan Falzone (Italy)
Timekeeper: Roy Marfleet (England)

Stade Français vs Lusitanos XV
Referee: Giuseppe Vivarini (Italy)
Assistant referees: Andrea Spadoni (Italy), Filippo Navarra (Italy)

Newport Gwent Dragons vs Mogliano
Referee: David Wilkinson (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Michael Black (Ireland), Dave O'Flynn (Ireland)
Timekeeper: Matthew Peters (England)

London Irish vs I Cavalieri Prato
Referee: Vlad Iordescu (Romania)
Cristian Raduta (Romania), Radu Petrescu (Romania)
Timekeeper: Robert Ockenden (England)

Bucharest Wolves vs Newcastle Falcons
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Peter Allan (Scotland), Bob Nevins (Scotland)

Viadana vs London Wasps
Referee: Laurent Cardona (France)
Assistant referees: Arnaud Blondel (France), Mourad Zitouni (France)

Oyonnax vs Worcester Warriors
Referee: Leo Colgan (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Mark Patton (Ireland), Paul Haycock (Ireland)

Cammi Calvisano vs Brive
Referee: Neil Hennessy (Wales)
Assistant referees: Simon Rees (Wales), Chris Williams (Wales)

Bordeaux-Bègles vs Bath
Referee: Neil Paterson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: David Changleng (Scotland), Adrian Graves (Scotland)
Television match official: Jim Yuille (Scotland)

ITM Cup

Northland vs Otago at Whangarei
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe

Hawke's Bay vs Wellington at Napier
Referee: Glen Jackson

Counties-Manukau vs Southland at Pukekohe
Referee: Mike Fraser

North Harbour vs Canterbury at Albany
Referee: Sheldon Eden-Whaitiri

Northland vs Bay of Plenty at Whangarei
Referee: Kane McBride

Waikato vs Taranaki at Hamilton
Referee: Shane McDermott

Otago vs Auckland at Dunedin
Referee: Jonathon White

Tasman vs Manawatu at Blenheim
Referee: Michael Lash

Currie Cup

Golden Lions vs Griquas at Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Lourens van der Merwe, Sieg van Staden
Television match official: Johan Greeff

Free State Cheetahs vs Blue Bulls at Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Referee: Marius Jonker
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman, Francois de Bruin
Television match official: Gerrie Coetzee with Nic van Stryp in training

Sharks vs Western Province at Growth Point Kings Park, Durban
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant referees: Jaftha Jason, Rossouw Reuben
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman
Assessor: Mark Lawrence