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.
He is currently a student at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, that hot-bed of rugby development. His father, Mick Marmion, was a well-known centre with Saracens in the 1980s.
Conor Joyce is similarly taking up his Academy contract offer from Ulster. Conor is the current Ireland Under-18 Clubs and Exiles Under-18 blindside flanker, and played in the recent historic win for the Exiles U-20s over the USA Eagles U-20s.
He is currently completing his studies at Solihull School and turned down an Academy contract offer from Leicester Tigers to go to Ireland.
We wish both of them very well indeed for their future careers, both inside and outside rugby.
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