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Nigel Owens will referee Munster's Heineken Cup quarter-final against Toulouse

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NIGEL OWENS WILL be the man in the middle when Munster host four-time champions Toulouse in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals.

The ERC today confirmed the match official appointments for the first round of knockout games in the Heineken and Amlin Challenge Cup which take place from 3-6 April.

Alain Rolland, who is refereeing in his final European campaign before retirement, will take charge of Clermont v Leicester at the Stade Marcel-Michelin while Jerome Garces has been appointed for Ulster’s clash with Saracens in Ravenhill.

Wayne Barnes will referee the final quarter-final which sees Toulon host Leinster in the Stade Felix Mayol on the evening of Sunday 6 April.

Here are all the appointments:

Heineken Cup quarter-finals

Saturday 5 April

  • Munster v Toulouse, 1.30pm (Ref: Nigel Owens)
  • Clermont Auvergne v Leicester Tigers, 4pm (Ref: Alain Rolland)
  • Ulster v Saracens, 6pm (Ref: Jerome Garces)

Sunday 6 April

  • Toulon v Leinster, 4.30pm (Ref: Wayne Barnes)

Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finals

Thursday 3 April

  • Sale Sharks v Northampton Saints, 8pm (Ref: Romain Poite)

Friday 4 April

  • Stade Francais v Harlequins, 8pm (Ref: Leighton Hodges)

Sunday 6 April

  • Bath v Brive, 2pm (Ref: John Lacey)
  • Wasps v Gloucester, 7pm (Ref: Pascal Gauzere)

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