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.
In clubs and schools all over the island uncountable numbers of coaches, referees and volunteers keep the game thriving. From the four proud provinces the supporters in blue, white, red and green continue to travel in huge numbers.
From minis to Six Nations, Irish rugby is alive and well.
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