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anje-roo

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European Rugby QFs 9-11/4
« on: Mon 05 Apr 2021 11:07 »
Officials tba

10/4 La Rochelle v Sale
10/4 Exeter v Leinster
11/4 Bordeaux v Racing
11/4 Clermont v Toulouse
9/4 Bath v London Irish
10/4 Leicester v Newcastle
10/4 Northampton v Ulster
10/4 Montpelier v Benetton

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Re: European Rugby QFs 9-11/4
« Reply #1 on: Mon 05 Apr 2021 16:41 »
Ref Appointments In
10/4 La Rochelle v Sale - Brace
10/4 Exeter v Leinster - Raynal
11/4 Bordeaux v Racing - Carley
11/4 Clermont v Toulouse - Pearce

9/4 Bath v London Irish - Murphy
10/4 Leicester v Newcastle - Poite
10/4 Northampton v Ulster - Ruiz
10/4 Montpelier v Benetton - Dickson

Great appointments for Raynal, Ruiz & Dickson in particular
Interesting Barnes not appointed (probably saving for a semi)

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Re: European Rugby QFs 9-11/4
« Reply #2 on: Mon 05 Apr 2021 17:59 »
Jutge has a wealth of talent to pick from when it comes to the SFs & Fs. It'll be interesting to see whether he/his selectors go with the referees in form (like rugby league meaning there's no reason not to appoint the same referee to the same side in consecutive games) &/or if neutrality is followed regardless. With some high-scoring (only a couple too one-sided) Ro16 games, plenty of similar action to anticipate in the QFs.

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« Reply #3 on: Mon 05 Apr 2021 20:39 »
Id have got 3 out of 4 for Champions Cup, did expect Barnes. Guess Carley deserved a run out after his game was called off. Pleased with Raynal, for me, the best of the French at the moment.
Good strong field in Challenge Cup too.
Lets hope for an equally exciting weekend.

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« Reply #4 on: Tue 06 Apr 2021 09:24 »
Yep agreed Europe has incredibly talented officials coming through and more to come with the likes of Maxwell-Keys, Ridley, Grove- White, Busby, Blain, Ruiz, Amashukel, Piardi, Whitehouse & Evans. I would expect Barnes, Poite & probably Gauzere to retire after the next World Cup with plenty ready to take up the mantle.
I would expect to See Barnes in the semis/finals though!!

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« Reply #5 on: Tue 06 Apr 2021 20:10 »
Barnes alongside CMK are running the lines for Romain Poite at Tigers vs Falcons in Challenge Cup

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« Reply #6 on: Thu 08 Apr 2021 10:11 »
La Rochelle v Sale: Brace; Brousset + Charabas ; MacNeice
Exeter v Leinster: Raynal; Ridley + Dix ; Bonhoure
Bordeaux v Racing: Carley; Trainini + Marchat ; Tempest
Clermont v Toulouse: Pearce; Cayre + Dufort ; Foley

Bath v London Irish: Murphy; Woodthorpe + Watters ; Whitehouse
Leicester v Newcastle: Poite; Barnes + Maxwell-Keys; Grenouillet
Northampton v Ulster: Ruiz; Makepeace + Healy ; Dellac
Montpelier v Benetton: Dickson; Chalon + Cardona ; Fisher


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« Reply #7 on: Thu 08 Apr 2021 10:27 »
Interesting that organisers have prioritised neutral TMOs over neutral ARs - shows how important the TMO is!

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« Reply #8 on: Sun 11 Apr 2021 08:15 »
With Sale and Exeter out today's games in France could be seen as auditions for Carley and Pearce to see which is ready for Semi or even Final (although I think Barnes looks a shoe in for that honour)

Mathieu Raynal, in general, was very good. Allowed competition at the breakdown to start with but rewarded the "jackler" more often than the Prem refs do. He was consistent.
However, his reading of high/dangerous tackles was poor. Exeter should have picked up 2 yellow cards. Jonny Hill definitely makes head contact with 2nd arm, mitigated by hitting into opponents shoulder first and Kirsten's flailing arm should have seen at least yellow. These need reviewing by EPCR. Leinster showed why they are 4 time champions, stepped up pace and intensity at key moments.