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Officials named for opening rounds in Europe

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Match official appointments have been announced for the opening rounds of this season’s European competition.

Leicester Tigers line up in the European Challenge Cup for a second season after reaching the semi-finals in 2019/20 and will face French clubs Brive and Bayonne in the pool stages.

Georgian official Nika Amashukeli, who was in charge of the home game against Pau last season, is referee for the Round 1 fixture against Brive at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Friday, December 11.

Irish official Chris Busby takes charge of the Round 2 trip to Bayonne in the south of France the following weekend.