A poet called April the 'cruellest month'. For some it will be as the semifinals of Europe's competitions take place and inevitably there will be teams dropping out.
The friendly between Slovakia and Turkey is to get some idea of Turkey's capabilities ahead of their request for admission into FIRA-AER which should be effective during the next AGM.
European Nations Cup
Latvia vs Lithuania in Riga
Croatia vs Malta in Zagreb
Referee: Ken Lambrechts (Belgium)
Bulgaria vs Cyprus in Pernik
Referee: Mikhail Poplavskiy (Ukraine)
Confederation of African Rugby
Elgon Cup, Leg 2
Kenya vs Uganda at RFUEA Grounds, Nairobi
Referee: Lesego Legoete (South Africa)
Slovakia vs Turkey in Bratislava
Heineken Cup Semifinals
Ulster vs Edinburgh Rugby at Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: Jérôme Garces (France), Pascal Gauzere (France)
Clermont Auvergne vs Leinster at Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Dave Pearson (England)
Amlin Challenge Cup Semifinals
Toulon vs Stade Français at Stade Félix Mayol, Toulon
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
Biarritz vs Brive at Parc des Sports Aguiléra, Biarritz
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Greg Garner (England), Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Super Rugby, Week 10
Blues vs Reds in Auckland
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa), Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Television match officials: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)
Lions vs Brumbies in Johannesburg
Referee: Keith Brown (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Garratt Williamson (New Zealand), Tiaan Jonker (South Africa)
Television match officials: Gerrie Coetzee (South Africa)
Chiefs vs Hurricanes in Hamilton
Referee: Jonathon White (New Zealand)
Television match officials: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Television match officials: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)
Force vs Stormers in Perth
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: James Leckie (Australia) , Damien Mitchelmore (Australia)
Television match officials: Steve Lesczcynski (Australia)
Cheetahs vs Highlanders in Bloemfontein
Referee: Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Sindile Mayende (South Africa), Stefan Breytenbach (South Africa)
Television match officials: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Waratahs vs Crusaders in Sydney
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Andrew Lees (Australia)
Television match officials: George Ayoub (Australia)
British & Irish Cup Final
Munster A vs Cross Keys
Referee: James Matthew (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Andrew Macpherson(Scotland), Bob Nevins(Scotland)
Television match official: Iain Heard(Scotland)
There are no matches.
Tarbes vs Périgueux
Carcassonne vs Narbonne at Stade Albert-Domec
Aix-en-Provence vs La Rochelle at Stade Maurice David
Bourgoin vs Albi at Stade Pierre Rajon
Mont-de-Marsan vs Auch at Stade Guy Boniface
Béziers vs Aurillac at Stade de la Méditérranée
Pau vs Oyonnax at Stade du Hameau
Dax vs Grenoble at Stade Maurice Boyau
Griquas vs Valke at GWK Stadium, Kimberley
Referee: Lourens van der Merwe
Assistant referees: Jaco Kotze, Local
Assessor: Arrie Schoonwinkel
Eastern Province Kings vs Boland Cavaliers at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Referee: Rasta Rashivenga
Assistant referees: Dilbert November, Christie du Preez
Assessor: Jacques Hugo
The Griffons vs Blue Bulls at North West Stadium, Welkom
Referee: Jason Jaftha
Assistant referees: Mlungiseli Mdashe, Local
Assessor: Gerrit Coetzer
Pumas vs Leopards at Puma Stadium, Witbank
Referee: Ben Crouse
Assistant referees: Rasta Rashivenga, Local
Television match official: Johan Greeff
Assessor: Dries Breytenbach
Western Province vs Free State at Durbell RFC, Durbanville
Referee: Tiaan Jonker
Assistant referees: Archie Sehlako, Local
Assessor: Thuso Mngqibisa
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