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 a further move aimed at improving on field disciplinary matters, and to take the onus off participating teams, Celtic Rugby has also announced it is introducing Independent Citing Commissioners to officiate at all Magners League matches.
Celtic Rugby director David Jordan commented: "We are always endeavouring to raise standards and to organise the tournament and matches to have a consistency with other professional rugby competitions. The changes being introduced are designed to improve the decision-making and disciplinary processes in Magners League games."