URC: Andrea Piardi will referee in Edinburgh, four Italian assistants chosen for the other matches

URC: Andrea Piardi will referee in Edinburgh, four Italian assistants chosen for the other matches
URC: Andrea Piardi will referee in Edinburgh, four Italian assistants chosen for the other matches
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Everything is ready for the start of the new season of the United Rugby Championship. There is room for the blue also at the level of referee appointments

URC: Andrea Piardi will referee in Edinburgh, four Italian assistants chosen for the other matches ph. Ettore Griffoni

The start of the 2022/23 URC season is now getting closer and closer, and on Wednesday morning the referees who will lead the matches of the first day were announced. Benetton will “cut the ribbon” at the tournament by hosting Glasgow in a match directed by the Irish expert Frank Murphy, with the Italians Vedovelli and Bottino called as assistant referees.

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The first match scheduled for Saturday will be that of Lanfranchi, when the Zebre will host the battleship Leinster. The challenge between Parma and the Irish will be up to the Scotsman Ben Blain, with Boraso and Merli representing the Azzurri as assistants. Instead, it will be the 25th time as referee for Andrea Piardi in Edinburgh, as the Brescia player will direct the match between the Scots and the Welsh Dragons on Saturday at 8.35pm Italian. Stefano Pennè will be the Tmo of the challenge.

Here are all the arbitration appointments of the first day of the URC 2022/23 (with Italian starting times)

Friday 16 September

Benetton v Glasgow Warriors
Monigo Stadium, Treviso – KO 18.30
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU, 64th referee director)
AR 1: Federico Vedovelli (FIR) AR 2: Manuel Bottino (FIR)
TMO: Brian McNeice (IRFU)

Saturday 17th September

Zebre Parma v Leinster
Lanfranchi Stadium, Parma – KO 14.00
Referee: Ben Blain (SRU, 21st Referee Directorate)
AR 1: Federico Boraso (FIR) AR 2: Dario Merli (FIR)
TMO: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

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Lions v Bulls
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg – KO 16.05
Referee: AJ Jacobs (SARU, 10th Referee Directorate)
AR 1: Cwengile Jadezweni (SARU) AR 2: Griffin Colby (SARU)
TMO: Marius van der Westhuisen (SARU)

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Cardiff v Munster
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff – KO 16.05
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU, 63rd Umpire Directorate)
AR 1: Ben Breakspear (WRU) AR 2: Mike English (WRU)
TMO: Sam Grove-White (SRU)

Scarlets v Ospreys
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli – KO 18.15
Referee: Adam Jones (WRU, 22nd referee director)
AR 1: Simon Rees (WRU) AR 2: Wayne Davies (WRU)
TMO: Sean Brickell (WRU)

Edinburgh v Dragons
DAM Health Stadium, Edinburgh – KO 20.35
Referee: Andrea Piardi (FIR, 25th arbitration director)
AR 1: David Sutherland (SRU) AR 2: Michael Todd (SRU)
TMO: Stefano Penne (FIR)

Ulster v Connacht
Kingspan Stadium, Belfast – KO 20.35
Referee: Eoghan Cross (IRFU, second referee direction)
AR 1: Chris Busby (IRFU) AR 2: Andrew Cole (IRFU)
TMO: Leo Colgan (IRFU)

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