Ahead of the Heineken Champions Cup back-to-back fixtures, EPCR can confirm that the referees for the Rounds 3 and 4 matches between Lyon and Benetton Rugby in Pool 1 have been changed.

England’s Matthew Carley was appointed to take charge of Saturday’s Round 3 fixture between the clubs at the Matmut Stadium de Gerland, but he has been replaced by his compatriot Karl Dickson.

Carley will now referee the Round 4 match between Benetton and Lyon at Stadio di Monigo on Saturday, 14 December for which Dickson had been initially appointed.

Heineken Champions Cup, Round 3 – Saturday 7 December
Pool 1: Lyon v Benetton Rugby (14.00)
Referee: Karl Dickson (England)

Heineken Champions Cup, Round 4 – Saturday 14 December
Pool 1: Benetton Rugby v Lyon (13.45)
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)