Alain Rolland has had to make a late withdrawal as referee for the Heineken Cup semi-final match between London Irish and Toulouse at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, 26 April due to an injury.
Fellow Irish official Alan Lewis will now referee the match, which will be his third tournament semi-final and his 52nd Heineken Cup match overall.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
(a) Match Officials for Heineken Cup and European Challenge Cup matches are nominated by an ERC Selection Panel made up of Colin High (RFU), Joel Dume (FFR) and Bob Yeman (WRU).
(b) The nominated referees are drawn from the Heineken Cup 2007 / 2008 referees' panel.
(c) The nominations are submitted to the ERC Match Officials Sub Committee made up of Referee Managers from the six Unions of the participating teams, who review and confirm the final appointments.
The directors of ERC voted unanimously at a Board meeting to postpone all decisions including the release of further instalments of ERC's distributable central revenues to the six shareholder countries until 19 February next when the Board will meet again to reconsider the issue.