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Ireland's John Lacey to referee European Challenge Cup final, Owens gets the big gig

Ireland will be represented on the touchline in European finals.

Lacey was also the referee for Harlequins' semi-final win over Grenoble last weekend.
Lacey was also the referee for Harlequins' semi-final win over Grenoble last weekend.
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TIPPERARY MAN JOHN Lacey will take charge of next month’s European Challenge Cup final in Lyon.

Harlequins will take on Montpellier in the deciding game of the second tier European competition on 13 May and Lacey will referee with compatriot Peter Fitzgibbon and Italy’s Marius Mitrea as assistants.

The following day’s Champions Cup final will be officiated by leading referee, Nigel Owen.

referee Nigel Owens Source: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Owens will be assisted by Limerick’s George Clancy and Welshman Leighton Hodges for the clash between Saracens and the Ronan O’Gara-coached Racing Club 92.

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