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.
Brian joined the Irish senior management team in 2004 and is taking part in his second Rugby World Cup.
A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, he has worked as a physiotherapist and athletic rehabilitator with several collegiate level sports and with the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL team.
Recently, Brian has earned a PhD from University College Dublin investigating performance and injury testing in rugby union.