10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
Paul Burke remains as back-up to David Humphreys as Ronan O'Gara's ankle injury continues to keep him out of contention.
Girvan Dempsey/Geordan Murphy; Geordan Murphy/John Kelly, Brian O'Driscoll capt., Kevin Maggs, Denis Hickie; David Humphreys , Peter Stringer; Reggie Corrigan, Shane Byrne, John Hayes; Gary Longwell, Malcolm O'Kelly; Victor Costello, Keith Gleeson, Anthony Foley.
Replacements: Frank Sheahan, Marcus Horan, Leo Cullen, Alan Quinlan, Guy Easterby, Paul Burke, Rob Henderson.