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.
Meanwhile, the IRFU has again confirmed that despite the heavy rainfall in the Dublin area, there is no doubt but that Suday's game against Fiji will go ahead. Ground staff at Lansdowne Road have been working round the clock to clear surface water from the pitch and that work will continue in order to ensure the game is played. Tomorrow (Saturday), weather permitting, the Irish team will train at Greystones RFC.