Old Crescent RFC congratulates club member Andy Brace on his appointment as referee for the European Challenge Cup clash between Gloucester and Zebre in Kingshoilm on 14th November


European Rugby announced last Friday (23 October 2015) that Old Crescent’s Andy Brace will referee Challenge Cup holders Gloucester Rugby’s opening game in Pool 4 against Zebre Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday, 14 November.


Former Old Crescent player, Andy won Referee of the Year in the Munster Rugby Awards last season and gained promotion to the Guinness PRO12 referee’s panel. As well as officiating in the AIL, Andy has taken charge of a number of British & Irish Cup fixtures, including a quarter-final and the final between Worcester Warriors and Doncaster Knights last season.


The Welsh native played his club rugby with Old Crescent RFC for many seasons and works as a Community Rugby Officer with Munster Branch IRFU.