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.
Backs: Geordan Murphy (Leicester Tigers), Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster), Barry Murphy (UL Bohemians/Munster), Tommy Bowe (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Forwards: Trevor Hogan (Shannon/Leinster), Jamie Heaslip (Clontarf/Leinster), Stephen Ferris (Dungannon/Ulster)
Meanwhile, the Ireland training session scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled to allow the squad to undergo an extra rehab session tomorrow morning.
The squad will train in Bray on Tuesday morning before Eddie O'Sullivan announces his team and replacements for the Italian game that afternoon.