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.
Donncha O'Callaghan took time out from his preparations for Sunday's Test match against the Pacific Islanders to help launch the HOPE foundation's 'Gift of HOPE' campaign.
The towering Munster and Ireland lock, who is already an ambassador for the foundation, is calling on the public to support HOPE's campaign for Christmas.
The HOPE foundation works for the children of Calcutta and they are offering three types of gifts - the gift of Education, the gift of Healthcare or the gift of Vocational Training - that you can buy this Christmas in order to support their excellent work out in India.
...To order a 'Gift of HOPE' you can either call the foundation's offices at tel: 021 4292990, or email firstname.lastname@example.org...
Pictured with Donncha at the launch are some former Blackrock College students who travelled to Calcutta last summer to work on HOPE's projects with street children.
For more information on HOPE and its Christmas campaign, please visit www.hopefoundation.ie