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 the forward pack, Captain Andrew Farley starts once again in the second row while Colm Rigney is named at number eight in place of the injured John Muldoon.
Michael Swift has been included amongst the replacements. It was feared he would be out for the next two to three weeks with a knee ligament injury, but the injury is not as serious as first thought.
G Duffy; M Mostyn, D Riordan, M Deane, A Wynne; A Dunne, C O'Loughlin; B Wilkinson, A Flavin, R Morris; D Gannon, A Farley (C); M McCarthy, J O'Connor, C Rigney.
J Fogarty, R Loughney, M Swift, R Ofisa, C McPhillips, T Donnelly, D Yapp.