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.
The draws for the AIB Senior and Junior Cup competitions took place at Lansdowne Road on Thursday afternoon and both threw up some interesting pairings.
In the Senior Cup, there will be two local derbies in the last-eight. Terenure College, the only AIB League Division Two side left in the running, play host to Dublin rivals St. Mary's College, while Connacht neighbours Galwegians, with the home draw, and Buccaneers will also go toe-to-toe.
'Wegians and Buccs have played twice previously this season - Buccs, with new coach Geoff Moylan at the helm, won both encounters to secure a Connacht Senior League and Cup double in October.
The other quarter-final ties have pitted four of Division One's leading five clubs against each other. Cork Constitution, who currently sit third in the table, are to entertain fourth-placed Belfast Harlequins. Still yet to lose in the league after seven rounds of action, second-placed Garryowen will welcome fifth-ranked Clontarf to Dooradoyle next month.
The AIB Senior Cup quarter-finals will be played on Saturday, February 11. Thursday's draw was as follows:
1. Terenure College RFC v St. Mary's College RFC
2. Galwegians v Buccaneers
3. Clontarf v Garryowen
4. Cork Constitution v Belfast Harelequins
Following the completion of the Senior Cup quarter-finals, the winning teams will again be entered into an open draw for the semi-finals, which will be played on Saturday, February 25. The inaugural final will take place on Saturday, April 8.
Meanwhile, the draw for the AIB Junior Cup also took place at headquarters on Thursday. The competition features two teams from each province and the draw for the first round was as follows:
1. Rainey Old Boys v Kanturk
2. Youghal v Monivea
3. Westport v Seapoint
4. City of Armagh v Naas