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.
Thursday Dec 15:
Sky Sports 2: "THE RUGBY CLUB", 5.30pm - Simon Lazenby rounds up the latest rugby action from the domestic leagues and previews this weekend's European action. (Repeated on Sky Sports 3 on Thursday at 11.30pm and on Friday at 2.30am; on Sky Sports 1 on Friday at 10.30am)
Friday Dec 16:
Setanta Sports: "IRB SEVENS 2005/06: GEORGE", 1.20pm - Coverage of last weekend's IRB Sevens tournament from George, South Africa. (Repeated at 11.50pm, and on Saturday at 2.05pm)Sky Sports 2: "LIVE HEINEKEN CUP RUGBY", 7.00pm - Live coverage of the Pool Six clash between Toulouse and Edinburgh from the Stade Ernest Wallon (kick-off 7.30pm).
Saturday Dec 17:
Sky Sports 2: "LIVE HEINEKEN CUP RUGBY", 12.30pm - Live coverage of two games from the Heineken Cup, featuring the Pool Four game between Saracens and Ulster at Vicarage Road (kick-off 1.00pm), followed by the Pool Five game between Bourgoin and Leinster at Stade Pierre Rajon (3.00pm).
RTE Two: "HEINEKEN CUP RUGBY UNION", 5.05pm - Live coverage of the Heineken Cup Pool One game between Munster and Newport-Gwent Dragons at Thomond Park (kick-off 5.15pm).
Sky Sports 1: "LIVE HEINEKEN CUP RUGBY", 5.15pm - Live coverage of the Heineken Cup Pool One game between Munster and Newport-Gwent Dragons at Thomond Park (kick-off 5.15pm).
Sunday Dec 18:
Sky Sports 2: "LIVE HEINEKEN CUP RUGBY", 12.30pm - Live coverage of two games from the Heineken Cup, featuring the Pool Three game between Ospreys and Leicester at Liberty Stadium (kick-off 1.00pm), followed by the Pool Six match between Wasps and Llanelli Scarlets at the Causeway Stadium (3.00pm).
Sky Sports 3: "EUROPEAN RUGBY SPECIAL", 7.00pm - Three hours of highlights from the weekend's Heineken Cup games - including action from Wasps v Llanelli Scarlets, Ospreys v Leicester and Saracens v Ulster. (Repeated on Sky Sports 2 on Monday at 2.30am)
Monday Dec 19:
Chorus Sports Channel: "THE RUGBY SHOW", 8.00pm - An hour-long highlights programme including coverage of the first round of the AIB Cup (Shannon v Cork Con and Dolphin v Garryowen). (Repeated at 10.00pm, and on Tuesday at 7.00pm and 9.00pm)