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.
Ryan strained ligaments in his left knee and will be out of consideration for approximately ten weeks after seeing a specialist.
That means the 29-year-old will be sidelined for Ireland's upcoming November Tests against Samoa, Australia and New Zealand, and he will be out of Munster's plans until late December-early January.
Meanwhile, full-back/winger Hurley, who suffered medial ligament damage in his knee, has been ruled out for approximately five weeks.
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