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.
The Ireland squad from which the team to play Scotland will be chosen is: Forwards (12): Simon Best (Ulster - Belfast Harlequins), Shane Byrne (Leinster - Blackrock College), Reggie Corrigan (Leinster - Greystones), Victor Costello (Leinster - St. Mary's College), Kieron Dawson (London Irish), Simon Easterby (Llanelli), Marcus Horan (Munster - Shannon), Eric Miller (Leinster - Terenure College), Paul O'Connell (Munster - Young Munster), Malcolm O'Kelly (Leinster - St. Mary's College), David Wallace (Munster - Garryowen), Keith Wood (Munster);
Backs(10): Girvan Dempsey (Leinster - Terenure College), Guy Easterby (Rotherham), Denis Hickie (Leinster - St. Mary's College), Anthony Horgan (Munster - Cork Constitution), David Humphreys (Ulster - Dungannon), Brian O'Driscoll (Leinster - Blackrock College), Ronan O'Gara (Munster - Cork Constitution), Kevin Maggs (Bath), Geordan Murphy (Leicester), Peter Stringer (Munster - Shannon).
Additional players for training: Jonathan Bell (Ulster-Dungannon), Emmet Byrne (Leinster - St. Mary's College), Gordon Darcy (Leinster-Lansdowne), Anthony Foley (Munster-Shannon), Tyrone Howe (Ulster-Dungannon), Rob Henderson (Munster-Garryowen), Donncha O'Callaghan (Munster-Cork Constitution), Alan Quinlan (Munster-Shannon);