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.
Brian Hayes (CBC), David O'Callaghan (Midleton College) and Brian O'Hara (PBC) met with Irish international Mick O'Driscoll and John R Bowen, Chairman & CEO of The Bowen Group, at Musgrave Park to launch the upcoming Festival in Cork.
Commenting on the Festival, John R Bowen said: "These players are the future of Six Nations rugby and we are delighted to be involved with this wonderful celebration of the best that Under-18 European rugby has to offer. With great venues for the games in a proud rugby city, as Cork is, the U-18 Six Nations Festival promises to attract great support and to provide the launch pad for many a future star on the international rugby stage."
For the Festival schedule and other related news, please go to www.irishrugby.ie/u18festival