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Irish referee Alain Rolland to referee Heineken Cup decider betweeen Clermont Auvergne and Toulon at Aviva Stadium

Updated: Tuesday, 07 May 2013 18:18 | Comments

Alain Rolland (centre) takes control of this year's Aviva Stadium decider
Alain Rolland (centre) takes control of this year's Aviva Stadium decider

Irish referee Alain Rolland will take charge of this year’s all-French Heineken Cup final when ASM Clermont Auvergne take on Toulon at Aviva Stadium on 18 May.

Rolland will be refereeing his second Heineken Cup final - having taken charge of the 2004 decider between London Wasps and Toulouse – and his 72nd tournament match, which eclipses his compatriot Alan Lewis’ old mark of 71.

And Rolland has refereed seven European fixtures this season including last month’s Heineken Cup semi-final between Saracens and Toulon.

His assistant referees for the 2013 final will be Wayne Barnes (England) and George Clancy (Ireland).

Nigel Owens will officiate at the Amlin Challenge final on 17 May where Leinster take on Stade Francais at the RDS.

Both officials will be fitted with the Ref Cam device, which will enable television viewers to avail of innovative close-quarter footage from the referee’s perspective.

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