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.
Nevertheless it is believed that Gaffney travelled south during the week to meet with Munster officials.
For their part Munster refuse to comment on the speculation. "We have steadfastly refused to discuss who has, or hasn't applied for the position and that will remain the policy". said team manager Jerry Holland.