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.
Sean is captain of the 1st XV at Barnard Castle School, that famed rugby nursery in North East England, and is a Leeds Carnegie Academy player. Methodist College Belfast pupils of yesteryear will remember his father Gregor as a winger.
Lock Ciaran Ruddock (pictured above) gained his first cap against Italy at the weekend. He has recently been signed by Welsh Premiership club Neath and is a Swansea University student.
Ciaran's father Mike, the current director of rugby at Worcester Warriors, will, of course, need no introduction to Leinster followers particularly.
- With thanks to Exiles Development Manager John S Hunter