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.
In a statement issued today (Mon 17th March), through Slattery Communications, O'Gara re-affirmed his commitment to Irish rugby.
O'Gara is quoted as saying, "While acknowledging an informal conversation with an agent representing the Miami Dolphins, I would like to categorically stae my commitment to Irish rugby for the remainder of my contract, to the end of the Six Nations championship, 2004. In the meantime, I am calling a formal closure on the issue and ask for understanding in that regard."