- Barnes to oversee Aviva Premiership Rugby final for the fifth time
- RFU referee will also notch up his 30th game of the season
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RFU referee Wayne Barnes will take charge of next Saturday’s Aviva Premiership Rugby final at Twickenham Stadium between Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers.
It will be the fifth time Barnes has refereed the Premiership final, having held the whistle for the 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 finals.
Barnes has refereed 29 games so far this season in all competitions, including Leicester’s recent visit to Northampton on March 30. The Tigers were in fine fettle that day – beating their Midlands rivals 36-8.
Match officials for Aviva Premiership Rugby final
Saturday, May 25
- Referee: Wayne Barnes
- AR1/Res: Ref Greg Garner
- AR2: JP Doyle
- No 4/Res AR: Stuart Terheege
- No 5: Luke Pearce
- TMO: Graham Hughes
- TK: Mike Hamlin