French speaking Irish referee Alain Rolland has been confirmed as the referee of the 2009/10 Amlin Challenge Cup final between Toulon and Cardiff Blues.
The final, to be played in Marseille on Sunday 23rd May will be Rolland's 62nd ERC fixture. Rolland will take charge of an all Irish officials team with Alan Lewis and George Clancy acting as touch judges for the fixture.
Rolland refereed the 2004 Heineken Cup final and the 2007 Rugby World Cup final but this will be the first time he has presided over a Challenge Cup final.
The Welsh stage of the Premiership Rugby 7s Series explodes into life at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park this Saturday - and fans attending a night of thrilling regional rugby will also be showing their support for the #StayStrongForOws campaign.
In its sixth year the Blues Cup once again showed to be huge hit throughout the region and is a great advert for the community game as each of the six finalists across the three age groups produced rugby of an outstanding level resulting in 14 tries.
Inspired Cardiff Blues enjoyed Judgement Day at the Millennium Stadium as they secured a tense 17-13 win over regional rivals Scarlets in a feisty and enthralling encounter in the RaboDirect PRO12 on Easter Sunday.