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.
And with Cardiff Blues travelling to Ravenhill on Friday night, Solomons is also wary of a side that has recently hit form.
Cardiff Blues are a very good side and with players like Ben Evans and Craig Quinnell bringing great experience to the team it will be a very tough game for us, said Solomons.
The Blues had a huge win over the Ospreys at the weekend. The Ospreys are a quality team and that win will have done a power of good for the confidence of the Blues. We know they will be really up for the challenge.
It is nice to be top of the Celtic League but we are keeping things in perspective. We are not even one third of the way through the competition and none of the sides are at full strength yet.
We are keeping our feet firmly on the ground - the tournament is very much still in its ascendancy at this stage. We are happy with where we are and with the fact that the youngsters have all had plenty of opportunities but this competition has a long, long way to run.
But the manner of the victory over Edinburgh Rugby, including denying the free-scoring Scots a try, did satisfy Solomons.
I was very pleased for the guys - it was one of those days when it ended up with most things going for us, he said.
We gave away too many penalties and made too many mistakes in the first half but we were much, much better after the break. We dominated possession and scored some very good tries - it was a great result for us. But we haven't had a game in the Celtic League yet where we have felt we have been totally on top - we know there are no easy games in this tournament.
Celtic League Fixtures.
Friday, 31st October. 7.05: N-S Ospreys v Connacht, St Helens, David Changleng - (S) BBC/TG4 7.30: Glasgow v Leinster Lions, Hughenden, Nigel Owens (W) 7.30: Munster v Celtic Warriors, Thomond Park. 7.30: Ulster v Cardiff Blues, Ravenhill, Martin Changleng (S).
Saturday, 1st November. 2.30: Llanelli Scarlets v The Borders, Racecourse Ground, David Keane (I) 6.00: Gwent Dragons v Edinburgh, Rodney Parade, Olan Trevor (I)
Leinster V Glasgow Rugby. Date: Friday 31st October, 2003 Kick-Off: 7.30pm Venue: Hughenden, Glasgow. Leinster. 15: Gordon D'Arcy 14: John McWeeney 13: James Downey 12: David Quinlan 11: Gary Brown 10: Matthew Leek 9: Brian O'Meara 1: Emmett Byrne 2: Gavin Hickie 3: Peter Coyle 4: Aidan Kearney 5: Ben Gissing 6: Niall Breslin 7: Shane Jennings capt 8: Des Dillon Replacements: 16: Niall Treston 17: David Blaney 18: Ciaran Potts 19: Niall Ronan 20: Brian O'Riordan 21: Peter McKenna 22: Daragh O'Shea.
Ulster v Cardiff Blues. Date: Friday October 31st 2003. Kick-off: 7.30pm Venue: Ravenhill, Belfast. Ulster. 15: Bryn Cunningham 14: James Topping 13: Ryan Constable 12: Shane Stewart 11: Tyrone Howe 10: Adam Larkin, 9: Kieran Campbell 1: Bryan Young 2: Matt Sexton 3: Rod Moore 4: Matt Mustchin 5: Matt McCullough 6: Andy Ward capt 7: Neil Best 8: Tony McWhirter. Replacements 16: Paul Shields 17: Ronnie McCormack 18: Rowan Frost 19: Roger Wilson 20: Reece Spee 21: Seamus Mallon 22: Scott Young