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.
Australia arrive in Ireland on Monday next from Buenos Aires where they are at the moment for their opening tour game against the Pumas.
Backs: Peter Stringer (Munster/Shannon), Guy Easterby (Llanelli), Ronan O'Gara (Munster/Cork Constitution), David Humphreys (Ulster/Dungannon) vice-captain, Kevin Maggs (Bath), Brian O'Driscoll (Leinster/Blackrock College) vice-captain, Denis Hickie (Leinster/St. Mary's College), Girvan Dempsey (Leinster/Terenure College), Shane Horgan (Leinster/Lansdowne), John Kelly (Munster/Cork Constitution).
Forwards: Shane Byrne (Leinster/Blackrock College), Frank Sheahan (Munster/Cork Constitution), John Hayes (Munster/Shannon), Reggie Corrigan (Leinster/Greystones), Paul Wallace (Leinster/Blackrock College), Malcolm O'Kelly (Leinster/St. Mary's College), Gary Longwell (Ulster/Ballymena), Leo Cullen (Leinster/Blackrock College), Anthony Foley (Munster/Shannon) vice-captain, Keith Gleeson (Leinster/St. Mary's College), Victor Costello (Leinster/St. Mary's College), Alan Quinlan (Munster/Shannon).