As a precautionary measure, it has been decided that Mike Adamson (Scotland) will replace Mathieu Raynal (France) as referee for the Heineken Champions Cup, Round 2 fixture between Connacht Rugby and Bristol Bears on Sunday (20 December).

Although Mathieu Raynal has returned a negative test for COVID-19, he refereed the Exeter Chiefs v Glasgow Warriors match in Round 1 which led to a number of positive COVID-19 test results among the Exeter Chiefs players and staff, in addition to Glasgow Warriors players being subsequently required to self-isolate following public health advice, and it was therefore deemed prudent to appoint a new referee for the Pool B fixture at The Sportsground.

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