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.
Ireland has maintained a strong presence on the IRB's Elite Referee panel for the coming season with three of our leading officials named in the panel and a fourth added to the Touch Judge/TMO panel.
Alain Rolland, Alan Lewis and Donal Courtney have again been included on the Elite Panel and the trio will take charge of a number of Test matches in November. Meanwhile, George Clancy has been named on the Touch Judge/TMO panel for the first time.
Courtney will be in charge of the Scotland v Australia match in Edinburgh next month, while Lewis will be the man in the middle when France play host to Argentina. Rolland, meanwhile, will be at Twickenham for the game between England and South Africa.
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