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.
...Italian scrum half Paul Griffen tries to haul down Ireland's David Wallace during Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash at Lansdowne Road...
Irishrugby.ie users have backed Ireland to finish in the top three by the end of the 2006 RBS 6 Nations Championship.
In our latest poll, which ran for the past two weeks, we asked you: "Where will Ireland finish in the 2006 RBS 6 Nations?"
We received 6505 votes - many thanks to those of you who voted - with the most favoured reply being "First". 2257 of you - 36% - opted to put Ireland on the top rung.
Next was the "Third" option with a 31% (2055) share, then "Second" - 26% (1694), "Fourth" - 4% (295) and finally "Fifth or Sixth" - 3% (204).
Win, lose or draw, the next six weeks are sure to provide exciting viewing for rugby fans everywhere.
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