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.
A team captain will be named prior to each Test when Ireland play Australia in Perth on Saturday, June 8th, Tonga on Saturday, June 14th and against Samoa on Friday, June 20th.
Keith Wood will travel with the tour party as an additional player for training purposes. The 41 strong Summer Tour squad is,
Forwards. Simon Best (Ulster/Belfast Harlequins), Emmet Byrne (St. Mary's College/Leinster), Shane Byrne (Leinster/Blackrock College), Reggie Corrigan (Leinster/Greystones), Leo Cullen (Leinster/Blackrock College), Victor Costello (Leinster/St. Mary's College), Kieron Dawson (London Irish), Simon Easterby (Llanelli), Justin Fitzpatrick (Dungannon/Ulster), Anthony Foley (Munster/ Shannon), Keith Gleeson (Leinster/St.Mary's College), Marcus Horan (Munster/Shannon), Gary Longwell ( Ulster/Ballymena), Eric Miller (Leinster/Terenure College), Donncha O'Callaghan (Munster/Cork Constitution), Paul O'Connell (Munster/Young Munster), Malcolm O'Kelly (Leinster/St. Mary's College), Alan Quinlan (Munster/Shannon), Frank Sheahan (Munster/Cork Constitution), Paul Shields (Ulster/Ballymena), David Wallace (Munster/Garryowen).
Backs. Jonathan Bell (Ulster/Dungannon), Paul Burke (Harlequins), Gordon Darcy (Leinster/Lansdowne), Girvan Dempsey (Leinster/Terenure College), Guy Easterby (Llanelli), Rob Henderson (Munster/Young Munster), Dennis Hickie (Leinster/St. Mary's College), Anthony Horgan (Munster/Cork Constitution), Tyrone Howe (Ulster/Dungannon), David Humphreys (Ulster/Dungannon), John Kelly (Munster/Cork Constitution), Mark McHugh (Connacht/St. Mary's College), Kevin Maggs (Bath), Geordan Murphy (Leicester), Ronan O'Gara (Munster/Cork Constitution), Brian O'Meara (Leinster/Cork Constitution), David Quinlan (Leinster/Blackrock College), Peter Stringer (Munster/Shannon), James Topping (Ulster/Ballymena), Paddy Wallace (Ulster/Ballymena).