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.
However, Peter Stringer, John Hayes and Anthony Foley have all been rested while David Wallace was not considered for selection although he did take a full part in Munster's training session at Thomond Park yesterday (Wed).
Forwards: Frank Sheahan, James Blaney, Marcus Horan, Martin Cahill, Simon Kerr, Paul O'Connell, Donncha O'Callaghan, Mick O'Driscoll, Alan Quinlan, Jim Williams, Denis Leamy, Eddie Halvey. Backs: Mike Prendergast, Dom Malone, Ronan O'Gara, Jason Holland, Mike Mullins, Rob Henderson, John Kelly, Anthony Horgan, Jeremy Staunton, Dominic Crotty.
Connacht. Mark McHugh; Ted Robinson, Darren Yapp, Shane Moore, Martin McPhail; Eric Elwood, Eoin Reddan; Ronan McCormack, Jerry Flannery, Peter Bracken; Damien Browne, Rowan Frost; Michael Swift, John Muldoon, Colm Rigney Replacements: Dan McFarland, Henry Bourke Alan Maher, John O'Sullivan, Chris Keane, Wayne Munn, Gavin Duffy.