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.
On Saturday, 27th December, Glasgow will host Celtic Cup finalists Edinburgh in the big Scottish Inter-City' battle, while Neil Jenkins will head back to former club Cardiff with the Celtic Warriors on the same day.
Then, on Friday, 2nd January, Connacht will host mighty Munster and the Leinster Lions will entertain Celtic League leaders Ulster at Donnybrook.
Those two Irish battles are likely to be played out in front of packed grounds, while the Borders host The Dragons on the same day.
The confirmed and official fixtures, kick-off times and venues for the next round of Celtic League matches, to be played 27th December and 2 January, 2004, are: SATURDAY, 27th DECEMBER 2.00 Glasgow Rugby v Edinburgh Rugby Hughenden 5.30 Cardiff Blues v Celtic Warriors Arms Park
FRIDAY, 2nd JANUARY, 2004 6.00 The Borders v The Dragons Netherdale 7.00 Connacht v Munster Dubarry Park 7.05 Llanelli Scarlets v N-S Ospreys Stradey Park 7.30 Leinster Lions v Ulster Donnybrook