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.
The popularity of Women's rugby within the Irish University Rugby Union clubs has grown dramatically over the last number of years.
It is hoped that the introduction of this competition will support on-going efforts to further increase the number of women playing rugby in Universities right across Ireland.
The IURU cordially invite everyone who may be in Dublin city centre before the Ireland v Argentina match to drop along to College Park at 11am and enjoy the first of many Kay Bowen trophy finals.
The Kay Bowen trophy is named in honour of Kay Bowen, past President of Dublin University Football Club.
The Irish Universities Rugby Union is the representative organisation of University Rugby Union clubs in Ireland. Member clubs include UCD, DUFC, UCC, QUB and NUIG.
The IURU would also like to wish Queen's University best of luck in their Women's All-Ireland League Division 1 play-off this Sunday against Portlaoise.
The Irish Universities Rugby Union organises the following competitions annually in the following grades:
The Irish Universities Rugby Union can be contacted at email@example.com.