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Nigel Owens and Romain Poite will take charge of the Champions Cup semi-finals

Irish referees Andrew Brace and John Lacey will be on duty for the last-four fixtures in the Challenge Cup.

Nigel Owens and Romain Poite.
Nigel Owens and Romain Poite.
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EPCR’S SELECTION COMMITTEE have confirmed the referee appointments for next weekend’s European Champions Cup semi-finals involving Munster and Leinster.

French official Romain Poite is to take charge of Munster’s clash with Saracens at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, 22 April. Poite was on duty when Munster comprehensively overcame Leicester Tigers at Thomond Park during the pool stages.

At Stade de Gerland in Lyon on Sunday, 23 April, Leinster’s clash with Clermont Auvergne will be refereed by Welsh official Nigel Owens, who also took charge of Leinster’s quarter-final victory over Wasps.

Meanwhile, there will be two Irish referees on duty in the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup, with Andrew Brace and John Lacey set to oversee the La Rochelle-Gloucester and Stade Francais-Bath games respectively.

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