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.
His performances in the Rugby World Cup and RBS 6 Nations and his Heineken Cup heroics for Leinster have demonstrated that he is back at the top of his game.
The Louth man's efforts have been rewarded by his peers with the IRUPA Players' Player of the Year honour.
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