10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
His back row place will be filled by Leinster's Aidan McCullen.
Foley's withdrawal from the 41-man squad follows the unavailability also because of injury of Brian O'Driscoll (hamstring), Shane Horgan (thigh), John Hayes (groin), Jeremy Staunton (groin) and Neil Doak (shoulder).
Foley's place at No. 8 in the Colours team to play Whites in a pre Tour training match at Thomond Park, Limerick tomorrow, (Friday, May 24th), will be taken by Victor Costello. He switches teams from number 6 on the Whites, with David Wallace moving from 7 to 6 on the Whites and Kieron Dawson being promoted from the Colours replacements to fill Wallace's original place on Whites.
The re-shaped Whites back row now reads: 6 - DavidWallace 7 - Kieron Dawson 8 - Eric Miller.
The back row vacancy in the Colours replacements will be filled by Denis Leamy (Munster - UCC).