Referees confirmed for the European semi-finals
allagher Premiership Rugby is finely poised for an exciting final few rounds but first there are European semi-finals for three of its sides to navigate.
Saracens are the last remaining Gallagher Premiership Rugby side in the Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals and they face a Saturday showdown with Munster at the Ricoh Arena.
Jérome Garcès has been selected to take charge of that game with assistant referees Romain Poite and Mathieu Raynal and TMO Philippe Bonhoure completing the French officiating outfit.
Mark McCall’s men booked their place in the last four with a resounding 56-27 win over Glasgow Warriors at Allianz Park while Munster squeezed past Edinburgh with a narrow win to secure their spot.
Saturday 20 April
HEINEKEN CHAMPIONS CUP
Saracens v Munster Rugby (Ricoh Arena, 3pm)
Referee: Jérome Garcès (Fra)
Assistant Referees: Romain Poite (Fra), Mathieu Raynal (Fra)
TMO: Philippe Bonhoure (Fra)
Leinster vs. Toulouse
Referee: Wayne Barnes (Eng)
Assistant referees: Luke Pearce (Eng), Matthew Carley (Eng)
TMO: Rowan Kitt (Eng)
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE CUP
La Rochelle v Sale Sharks (Stade Marcel Delfandre, 5.30pm)
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wal)
Assistant Referees: Ben Whitehouse (Wal), Ian Davies (Wal)
TMO: Olly Hodges (Ire)
ASM Clermont Auvergne v Harlequins
Referee: John Lacey (Ire)
Assistant Referees: Andrew Brace (Ire), George Clancy (Ire)
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ire)