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.
Munster Rugby confirmed last Wednesday that they would be lodging an appeal against the decision.
The province's Chief Executive Garrett Fitzgerald said: "After further consideration of the incident, having again spoken to the player, having again studied the video of the incident and taken legal advice, we feel obliged to appeal the findings of the Disciplinary Committee.
"We do accept that his (Flannery's) boot did make contact but we are fully satisfied that the action was not deliberate."