Matthew Set To Make His Mark

Edinburgh Society referee 29-year-old James Matthew will face a busy end to the domestic season.

Next Friday (13 April) he will take charge of his first game in the RaboDirect PRO 12 when he officiates at the Newport Gwent Dragons v Treviso match at Rodney Parade. Then on Saturday 21 April he will take the whistle for the RBS National Cup Final between Gala and Ayr at Murrayfield.

A week later, on Saturday 28 April, he will referee the British and Irish Cup Final between the winners of the two semi-final ties which take place this weekend: Leinster A v Munster; and Cross Keys v Cornish Pirates.  The latter contest will be controlled by Border referee Cammy Rudkin.

Rounding off the season, Matthew will be on refereeing duty at the Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s at Scotstoun on 5 and 6 May, the penultimate leg of the HSBC 7s World Series and, the following weekend, at Twickenham for the final leg of the Series.