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.
Today, 250 'Paul O'Connell' lookalikes caught onlookers by surprise as they assembled in Dublin city centre and starting chanting the renowned words.
Guinness Brand Manager Stuart Kinch said: "Guinness is celebrating 250 remarkable years since Arthur Guinness first signed the lease on St. James's Gate in 1759.
"As a proud sponsor of Irish rugby, we wanted to do something remarkable, and you really don't get a sight any more remarkable than 250 Paul O'Connells!"
As IrishRugby.ie continues the build-up to Saturday's crunch clash with England, we got the pre-match thoughts of Declan Kidney and his players: