The referee appointments for the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup semi-finals were announced today following a meeting of EPCR’s selection committee which is chaired by EPCR’s Head of Match Officials, Joel Jutge.

The selection committee has appointed the FFR’s Romain Poite for the Champions Cup semi-final between Leinster Rugby and the Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on Saturday, 21 April, with JP Doyle of the RFU taking charge of the Racing 92 v Munster Rugby clash at Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux the following day.

The full list of appointments is as below:

(Kick-offs local time)

Saturday, 21 April – Leinster Rugby v Scarlets
Aviva Stadium (Dublin) 15.30
Referee: Romain Poite (FFR)
Sky Sports / beIN SPORTS

Sunday, 22 April – Racing 92 v Munster Rugby
Stade Chaban-Delmas (Bordeaux) 16.15
Referee: JP Doyle (RFU)
FR2 / BT Sport / beIN SPORTS

(Kick-offs local time)

Friday, 20 April – Gloucester Rugby v Newcastle Falcons
Kingsholm Stadium 19.45
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (FFR)
BT Sport / beIN SPORTS

Saturday, 21 April – Cardiff Blues v Pau
Cardiff Arms Park 13.00
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
Sky Sports / FR4 / beIN SPORTS