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.
Celtic Rugby have confirmed that the 'Matchday Live' service will return to the Magners League's website, beginning with Friday's fixtures in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Ulster.
The new improved service on www.magnersleague.com, which will include live scores from every game as it happens, interactive real-time league tables and audio commentary (where available), will enable Celtic rugby supporters to enjoy unparalleled coverage of the Magners League.
Celtic Rugby Director David Jordan said: "The Matchday Live service proved very popular with fans, journalists and broadcasters alike when it was introduced last season, and I am pleased to announce that our official statistics partner, Stuart Farmer Media Services in conjunction with Celtic Rugby's online technology provider, Sotic, have stepped in to once more provide the innovative live scoring service at magnersleague.com.
"The Magners League is one of the most exciting rugby tournament in the world with some of the top teams, including the current European champions, and world class players numbered in its ranks.
"To be able to provide our many fans across the globe with a method of keeping up to date with scores as they happen is another huge boost for the Magners League," he added.
Stuart Farmer stated: "For those fans who cannot make it to the game, Matchday Live is an excellent method of keeping up with the very latest scores, and the new interactive league table makes it possible to see at a glance how the current scorelines are directly affecting their team's positions."