EPCR finals match officials announced

EPCR finals match officials announced

Matthew Carley and Mathieu Raynal to referee 2024 London finals

England’s Matthew Carley and Mathieu Raynal of France will referee the 2024 Investec Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup finals respectively following the announcement today (Wednesday 15 May) of the match officials for the showpiece fixtures who have been appointed by a selection committee chaired by EPCR’s Head of Match Officials, Tony Spreadbury.  

Carley will be refereeing his first EPCR final when he takes charge of the heavyweight Investec Champions Cup clash between Leinster Rugby and Stade Toulousain at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday week (25 May), and Raynal, who has been appointed for the EPCR Challenge Cup decider between Gloucester Rugby and the Hollywoodbets Sharks at the state-of-the-art London venue the previous evening (24 May), will also be in charge of an EPCR final for the first time.  

Carley’s assistants will be Karl Dickson of England and Italy’s Andrea Piardi with Ian Tempest, also of England, as TMO and Stefano Marrama (Itay) as the match Citing Commissioner.   

Raynal will have Ireland’s Andrew Brace and Pierre Brousset of France running the line with Eric Gauzins (France) as TMO and Ed Kenny (Ireland) as Citing Commissioner.  

(Kick-off local time) 
Gloucester Rugby v Hollywoodbets Sharks 
Friday 24 May – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London (20.00) 
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (Fra); Assistant referees: Andrew Brace (Ire), Pierre Brousset (Fra); TMO: Eric Gauzins (Fra); Citing Commissioner: Ed Kenny (Ire) 

(Kick-off local time) 
Leinster Rugby v Stade Toulousain 
Saturday 25 May – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London (14.45) 
Referee: Matthew Carley (Eng); Assistant referees: Karl Dickson (Eng), Andrea Piardi (Ita) TMO: Ian Tempest (Eng); Citing Commissioner: Stefano Marrama (Ita) 

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