The referee appointments for the crucial back-to-back fixtures in Rounds 3 and 4 of the Heineken Champions Cup have been confirmed by EPCR.

Leinster Rugby’s Round 3 clash at Franklin’s Gardens against Northampton Saints will be refereed by France’s Alexandre Ruiz, while Dan Jones of Wales has been appointed for the return fixture in Round 4 at Aviva Stadium.

The two sides are currently level on nine points each at the top of Pool 1.

Saints picked up a bonus-point win on the road against Benetton Rugby in the last round of games and defeated Top 14 leaders, Lyon, at Franklin’s Gardens in Round 1.

Leinster edged past Lyon in a hard-fought encounter, winning 13-6, and overcame Benetton at the RDS Arena in the opening round of games.

Almost 35,000 tickets have been sold for Leinster v Saints at Aviva Stadium. Secure your seat now from €25.

Leinster v Northampton Saints