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Match officials to December 8

02nd December 2013 15:44

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Alain Rolland awarding a scrum

Exeter v Toulon: Alain Rolland

It's a big weekend in the northern hemisphere as European club action returns in the form of Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup competitions.

In one of the big games of the Heineken Cup round, Ireland's Alain Rolland takes charge of Exeter Chiefs' sell-out Pool Two clash against champions Toulon at Sandy Park.

In the Amlin Challenge Cup, England's Matt Carley will make his European Rugby Cup debut.

It's also the third round of the HSBC Sevens World Series, this time in Port Elizabeth. After a review of their performances in Dubai, the referees arrived in South Africa on Monday afternoon to journey to Port Elizabeth. Amongst them was Federico Anselmi of Argentina who refereed the Final in Dubai.

Heineken Cup, Round Three

Northampton Saints vs Leinster
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Sean Brickell (Wales), Jonathan Mason (Wales)
Television match official: Tim Hayes (Wales)

Cardiff Blues vs Glasgow Warriors
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Leo Colgan (Ireland), Eanna O'Dowd (Ireland)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Castres vs Ospreys
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
Assistant referees: David Wilkinson (Ireland), Olly Hodges (Ireland)
Television match official: Jude Quinn (Ireland)

Exeter Chiefs vs Toulon
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Eddie Hogan-O'Connell (Ireland), Nigel Correll (Ireland)
Television match official: Kevin Beggs (Ireland)

Zebre vs Saracens
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
Assistant referees: Patrick Pechambert (France), Jean-Luc Rebollal (France)
Television match official: Daniel Irazoqui (France)

Clermont Auvergne vs Scarlets
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
Assistant referees: Martin Fox (England), Kevin Stewart (England)

Racing Métro vs Harlequins Quins
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Assistant referees: Gwyn Morris (Wales), Simon Rees (Wales)
Television match official: Gareth Simmonds (Wales)

Ulster vs Benetton Treviso
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
Assistant referees: David Rose (England), Paul Dix (England)
Television match official: Geoff Warren (England)

Munster vs Perpignan
Referee: Greg Garner (England)
Assistant referees: Tim Wigglesworth (England), Stuart Terheege (England)
Television match official: Sean Davey (England)

Edinburgh vs Gloucester Rugby Gloucester
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Sébastien Clouté (France), Jérôme Lamirand (France)
Television match official: Philippe Bonhoure (France)

Leicester Tigers vs Montpellier
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Mark Patton (Ireland), John Carvill (Ireland)
Television match official: Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)

Toulouse vs Connacht
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Assistant referees: Stefano Pennè (Italy), Elia Rizzo (Italy)
Television match official: Alan Falzone (Italy)

Amlin Challenge Cup, Round Three

Worcester Warriors vs Biarritz
Referee: Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Kieran Barry (Ireland), Michael Black (Ireland)
Television match official: Sean Flannery (Ireland)

Oyonnax vs Sale Sharks
Referee: Giuseppe Vivarini (Italy)

Newport Gwent Dragons vs Bordeaux-Bègles
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland)

Bayonne vs Viadana
Referee: Vlad Iordescu (Romania)

Mogliano vs Bath
Referee: Laurent Cardona (France)

I Cavalieri Prato vs Lusitanos XV
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)

Bucharest Wolves vs Brive
Referee: Neil Hennessy (Wales)

Grenoble vs London Wasps
Referee: Ian Davies (Wales)

Newcastle Falcons vs Cammi Calvisano
Referee: Cédric Marchat (France)

London Irish vs Stade Français
Referee: Neil Paterson (Scotland)

HSBC Sevens World Series, Round Three

Referee: Federico Anselmi (Argentina), James Bolabiu (Fiji), David Keane (Ireland),James McPhail (New Zealand), Anthony Moyes (Australia), Matt O'Brien (Australia), Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa), Rhys Thomas (Wales), Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)

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Friday , October 3
Bath vs SaracensBath vs Saracens Preview
Saturday , October 4
London Irish vs Northampton15:00
Harlequins vs London Welsh15:00
Gloucester vs Leicester15:15
Sunday , October 5
Sale Sharks vs Wasps14:00
Newcastle vs Exeter15:00
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Saturday , October 4
South Africa vs New Zealand17:05
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Friday , October 3
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Ulster vs EdinburghUlster vs Edinburgh Preview
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Saturday , October 4
Leinster vs Munster18:30
Sunday , October 5
Benetton Treviso vs Glasgow14:00
Scarlets vs Newport Gwent D'gons16:00
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Friday , October 3
Oyonnax vs ToulonOyonnax vs Toulon Preview
Saturday , October 4
Bordeaux-Begles vs Clermont Auvergne14:45
Racing Metro Paris vs Brive18:30
Bayonne vs Montpellier18:30
La Rochelle vs Lyon18:30
Castres vs Grenoble18:30
Toulouse vs Stade Francais20:45
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Currie Cup
Friday , October 3
Sharks vs LionsSharks vs Lions Preview
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Saturday , October 4
Cheetahs vs Western Province14:00
Griquas vs Eastern Province Kings15:00
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ITM Cup
Thursday , October 2
Auckland 60 - 19 WaikatoAuckland vs Waikato Report
Wednesday, October 1
Hawkes Bay 36 - 14 WellingtonHawkes Bay vs Wellington Report
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Aviva Premiership
Sunday , September 28
Wasps 35 - 18 NewcastleWasps vs Newcastle Report
Exeter 36 - 13 HarlequinsExeter vs Harlequins Report
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Guinness PRO12
Newport Gwent D'gons 33 - 15 Benetton TrevisoNewport Gwent D
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ITM Cup
Tasman 32 - 24 OtagoTasman vs Otago Report
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Saturday , September 27
Leicester 19 - 22 London IrishLeicester vs London Irish Report
Saracens 40 - 19 Sale SharksSaracens vs Sale Sharks Report
Northampton 31 - 24 BathNorthampton vs Bath Report
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Rugby Championship
South Africa 28 - 10 AustraliaSouth Africa vs Australia Report
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Guinness PRO12
Zebre 13 - 6 UlsterZebre vs Ulster Report
Munster 14 - 19 OspreysMunster vs Ospreys Report
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Top 14
Toulon 40 - 17 MontpellierToulon vs Montpellier Report
Grenoble 27 - 25 Racing Metro ParisGrenoble vs Racing Metro Paris Report
Brive 34 - 24 Bordeaux-Begles
Oyonnax 8 - 19 Clermont Auvergne
Stade Francais 43 - 10 La Rochelle
Lyon 28 - 18 Castres
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Currie Cup
Sharks 53 - 24 Eastern Province KingsSharks vs Eastern Province Kings Report
Griquas 8 - 46 LionsGriquas vs Lions Report
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Waikato 20 - 22 ManawatuWaikato vs Manawatu Report
North Harbour 28 - 25 Hawkes Bay
Counties Manukau 55 - 7 WellingtonCounties Manukau vs Wellington Report
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3Bath415
4Exeter414
5Wasps411