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.
The only other injury worry in the Ireland camp is Shane Horgan, who is recovering from a knee ligament strain. The Leinster player took part in the session today and also had a strenuous fitness session with IRFU fitness and conditioning coach Mike McGurn.
Horgan remains on course to be available for selection for Ireland's second Pool D match against Georgia on September 15.