The world mostly takes a break at this time. Even rugby does and for the most part referees are allowed to celebrate the happy feast of Christmas. The day itself is free but there will be some club action around about.
For our part, we wish all referees and assistant referees, television match officials, those who coach and assess referees, timekeepers and all who have anything to do with referees and their families a Happy Christmas.
Northampton Saints vs Bath
Referee: David Rose
Sale Sharks vs Newcastle Falcons
Referee: David Pearson
Gloucester vs London Wasps
Referee: Greg Garner
Worcester Warriors vs Leicester Tigers
Referee: JP Doyle
London Irish vs Exeter Chiefs
Referee: Dean Richards
Bristol vs Bedford Blues
Referee: Martin Fox
Cornish Pirates vs Plymouth Albion
Referee: Luke Pearce
Rotherham Titans vs Nottingham
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
London Welsh vs Esher
Referee: Paul Knowles
Doncaster Knights vs Leeds Carnegie
Referee: Darren Gamage
Moseley vs London Scottish
Referee: Ross Campbell
Brive vs Clermont at Stade Amédée Domenech
Referee: Romain Poite
Assistant referees: Stéphane Pomarède, Christophe Malterre
Television match official: Daniel Irazoqui
Stade Français vs Biarritz at Stade Charlety (Paris)
Referee: Christophe Berdos
Assistant referees: Cyril Lafon, David Parrini
Television match official: Laurent Valin
Perpignan vs Bordeaux at Stade Aimé Giral
Referee: Patrick Pechambert
Assistant referees: Alain Blondel, Laurent Sclafer
Television match official: Gilles Cogne
Toulon vs Lyon at Stade Mayol
Referee: Sébastien Minery
Assistant referees: Alexandre Ruiz, Philippe Gorbenko
Television match official: Philippe Bonhoure
Bayonne vs Castres at Stade Jean Dauger
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
Assistant referees: David Rosich, Jean-Michel Schutz
Television match official: Hervé Dubes
Racing-Métro vs Agen at Stade Yves du Manoir (Colombes)
Referee: Jean-Luc Rebollal
Assistant referees: Salem Attalah, Christophe Graviou
Television match official: Daniel Gillet
Montpellier vs Toulouse at Stade Yves du Manoir (Montpellier)
Referee: Jérôme Garces
Assistant referees: Akim Hadj Bachir, Patrick Beuriot
Television match official: Eric Gonthier
Neath vs Aberavon
Referee: Gwyn Morris
Assistant referees: Greg Morgan, Steve Richmond
Carmarthen Quins vs Llandovery
Referee: Tim Hayes
Assistant referees: Elwyn Marfell Jones, Craig Evans
Pontypridd vs Cardiff
Referee: Sean Brickell
Assistant referees: David Williams, Stuart Vaudin
Newport vs Cross Keys
Referee: James Jones
Assistant referees: Simon Rees, Haydn Edwards
Pontypool vs Bedwas
Referee: Wayne Davies
Assistant referees: Kelvin Shorte, Morgan Whitehead
Tonmawr vs Bridgend
Referee: Rhys Thomas
Assistant referees: Jason Griffiths, Wayne Childs
Swansea vs Llanelli
Referee: Leighton Hodges
Assistant referees: Huw David, Mark Jones
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