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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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FixtureDetails
All times are local
Aviva Premiership
Friday , September 19
Gloucester vs ExeterGloucester vs Exeter Preview
Saturday , September 20
Sale vs London WelshSale vs London Welsh Preview
London Irish vs SaracensLondon Irish vs Saracens Preview
Harlequins vs WaspsHarlequins vs Wasps Preview
Bath vs LeicesterBath vs Leicester Preview
Sunday , September 21
Newcastle vs NorthamptonNewcastle vs Northampton Preview
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Guinness PRO12
Friday , September 19
Munster vs ZebreMunster vs Zebre Preview
Cardiff Blues vs UlsterCardiff Blues vs Ulster Preview
Connacht vs LeinsterConnacht vs Leinster Preview
Saturday , September 20
Newport Gwent D'gons vs GlasgowNewport Gwent D
Scarlets vs Benetton TrevisoScarlets vs Benetton Treviso Preview
Sunday , September 21
Ospreys vs EdinburghOspreys vs Edinburgh Preview
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Top 14
Friday , September 19
Brive vs ToulonBrive vs Toulon Preview
Saturday , September 20
Racing Metro Paris vs Toulouse14:45
La Rochelle vs Bordeaux-Begles18:30
Grenoble vs Bayonne18:30
Castres vs Oyonnax18:30
Clermont Auvergne vs LyonClermont Auvergne vs Lyon Preview
Montpellier vs Stade Francais20:45
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Currie Cup
Friday , September 19
Lions vs PumasLions vs Pumas Preview
Saturday , September 20
Western Province vs Griquas15:00
Blue Bulls vs SharksBlue Bulls vs Sharks Preview
Eastern Province Kings vs Cheetahs19:10
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ITM Cup
Saturday , September 20
Hawkes Bay vs Bay Of Plenty14:35
Auckland vs North HarbourAuckland vs North Harbour Preview
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Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
ITM Cup
Friday , September 19
Counties Manukau 20 - 28 CanterburyCounties Manukau vs Canterbury Report
Thursday , September 18
Northland 20 - 31 TaranakiNorthland vs Taranaki Report
Wednesday, September 17
Southland 14 - 38 TasmanSouthland vs Tasman Report
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Aviva Premiership
Sunday , September 14
Wasps 20 - 16 NorthamptonWasps vs Northampton Report
Newcastle 18 - 20 London IrishNewcastle vs London Irish Report
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Guinness PRO12
Cardiff Blues 12 - 33 GlasgowCardiff Blues vs Glasgow Report
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Top 14
Bordeaux-Begles 27 - 21 MontpellierBordeaux-Begles vs Montpellier Report
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ITM Cup
Waikato 26 - 21 Counties ManukauWaikato vs Counties Manukau Report
Hawkes Bay 41 - 0 Otago
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Aviva Premiership
Saturday , September 13
Gloucester 34 - 27 Sale SharksGloucester vs Sale Sharks Report
Bath 53 - 26 London WelshBath vs London Welsh Report
Exeter 20 - 24 LeicesterExeter vs Leicester Report
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Rugby Championship
New Zealand 14 - 10 South AfricaNew Zealand vs South Africa Report
Australia 32 - 25 ArgentinaAustralia vs Argentina Report
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Guinness PRO12
Leinster 42 - 12 ScarletsLeinster vs Scarlets Report
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Top 14
Toulouse 9 - 13 Clermont AuvergneToulouse vs Clermont Auvergne Report
Bayonne 23 - 6 Brive
Oyonnax 40 - 27 Grenoble
Toulon 24 - 28 Stade FrancaisToulon vs Stade Francais Report
Racing Metro Paris 28 - 11 LyonRacing Metro Paris vs Lyon Report
More Top 14 results
Currie Cup
Griquas 31 - 27 PumasGriquas vs Pumas Report
Lions 35 - 33 Western ProvinceLions vs Western Province Report
Cheetahs 30 - 30 SharksCheetahs vs Sharks Report
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ITM Cup
Bay Of Plenty 12 - 27 AucklandBay Of Plenty vs Auckland Report
Southland 36 - 34 Northland
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Aviva Premiership Table
PosTeamPPts
1Saracens29
2Bath29
3Leicester Tigers29
4Exeter26
5Northampton26