Karl Dickson and Matthew Carley to take charge of Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals

The match official appointments for the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup semi-finals have been announced today (Monday 14 May) following a meeting of a selection committee chaired by EPCR’s Head of Match Officials, Tony Spreadbury.

England’s Karl Dickson has been appointed to referee the much-anticipated clash of European heavyweights, Leinster Rugby and Stade Toulousain, at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Dickson’s assistants will be the English pair of Christophe Ridley and Anthony Woodthorpe.

Matthew Carley, also of England, will take charge of the all-French confrontation on Sunday between Racing 92 and Stade Rochelais at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens where England’s Luke Pearce and Nika Amashukeli of Georgia will run the line.

The first of the EPCR Challenge Cup semi-finals on Saturday which has Lyon facing Wasps at the Matmut Stadium de Gerland will be refereed by Ireland’s Frank Murphy who will be assisted by Sam Grove-White of Scotland and Eoghan Cross of Ireland.

Later the same evening, Ireland’s Andrew Brace will be in the middle when RC Toulon take on Saracens at Stade Félix Mayol and he will have Craig Evans of Wales and Chris Busby of Ireland as his two assistants.

(Kick-offs local time)

Leinster Rugby v Stade Toulousain
Saturday – Aviva Stadium, Dublin (15.00)
Referee: Karl Dickson (Eng); Assistant referees: Christophe Ridley (Eng), Anthony Woodthorpe (Eng); TMO: Stuart Terheege (Eng); Citing Commissioner: Beth Dickens (Sco)

Racing 92 v Stade Rochelais
Sunday – Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens (16.00)
Referee: Matthew Carley (Eng); Assistant referees: Luke Pearce (Eng), Nika Amashukeli (Geo); TMO: Ian Tempest (Eng); Citing Commissioner: Chris Catling (Eng)

(Kick-offs local time)

Lyon v Wasps
Saturday – Matmut Stadium de Gerland (13.30)
Referee: Frank Murphy (Ire); Assistant referees: Sam Grove-White (Sco), Eoghan Cross (Ire); TMO: Brian MacNeice (Ire); Citing Commissioner: Tim Lowry (Ire)

RC Toulon v Saracens
Saturday – Stade Félix Mayol (21.00)
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ire); Assistant referees: Craig Evans (Wal), Chris Busby (Ire); TMO: Joy Neville (Ire); Citing Commissioner: Jeff Mark (Wal)