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.
Meanwhile, tickets for Connacht's first home derby match of the season against Leinster are selling fast.
The match, which is expected to be sold-out come match time, has traditionally been an attractive fixture in the Magners League and Interpro calendars with demand for tickets high.
Over the past few weeks tickets have been selling well from Ticketmaster and from the Connacht Branch offices but supporters are encouraged to buy their tickets early.