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Gallagher Premiership round 16 referee appointments

The Gallagher Premiership returned with a bang last weekend, but round 16 promises even more high quality rugby! 

We begin the weekend’s action on Friday night, as second-place Bath take on third-place Saracens at the Rec. We then venture to Welford Road on Saturday, as Leicester Tigers take on the red hot Bristol Bears. This is shortly followed by the headline game this weekend, as Harlequins take on Northampton Saints at Twickenham.

On Sunday, we kick things off at Kingsholm as Gloucester face West Country rivals Exeter Chiefs, and rounding off the weekend Newcastle Falcons take on Sale Sharks.

But who will referee these fixtures?

Luke Pearce takes charge of the game at the Rec on Friday night, and he’s joined by assistant’s Craig Maxwell-Keys and John Meredith, with David Rose stepping in as TMO.

Matthew Carley is the man in the middle for Leicester Tigers’ clash with Bristol Bears, alongside assistant’s Jack Makepeace and Simon Harding. Rowan Kitt is the TMO for that game.

Karl Dickson will head up the Harlequins vs Northampton game at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon, with Joe James and Jonathan Healy as his assistant’s and Andrew Jackson as TMO.

Christophe Ridley takes charge of the West Country derby between Gloucester and Exeter Chiefs. He is joined by Tom Foley and Peter Allan on the touchlines and TMO Stuart Terheege

Rounding off the weekend, Anthony Woodthorpe is named for Newcastle’s game against Sale Sharks, with Hamish Smales and Greg Macdonald stepping in as assistant referees. The TMO for that game is Dean Richards.

Gallagher Premiership round 16 referee appointments

Gallagher Premiership referees

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Friday 26 April

Bath Rugby v Saracens

Referee: Luke Pearce

Assistant Referees: Craig Maxwell-Keys & John Meredith

TMO: David Rose

Saturday 27 April

Leicester Tigers v Bristol Bears

Referee: Matthew Carley

Assistant Referees: Jack Makepeace & Simon Harding

TMO: Rowan Kitt

Harlequins v Northampton Saints 

Referee: Karl Dickson

Assistant Referees: Joe James & Jonathan Healy

TMO: Andrew Jackson

Sunday 28 April

Gloucester Rugby v Exeter Chiefs 

Referee: Christophe Ridley

Assistant Referees: Tom Foley & Peter Allan

TMO: Stuart Terheege

Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks 

Referee: Anthony Woodthorpe

Assistant Referees: Hamish Smales and Greg Macdonald

TMO: Dean Richards