Following press comment over the weekend, the RFU has confirmed today that the selection process of the venues for the Powergen Cup semi-finals is being discussed.
Terry Burwell, Community Rugby and Operations Director for the RFU said today: "The draw for the semi-finals will go ahead at the Madejski stadium tomorrow morning."
"Although the Madejski remains our preferred venue, as the semi-finals were such a huge success there two years ago, other options will be considered depending on the outcome of the draw including home ties for the sides drawn out of the hat first."
"The matter will be given priority by the England Rugby Ltd board and the RFU
Competitions sub Committee. We would expect to make an announcement of the venue(s) shortly after the draw has been completed."
The semi-finals will be played on Saturday 9th March 2002.
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