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.
Below are some pictures from the opening game against Italy.Rockwell College number eight James Ryan presents the ball at a ruck during the first half of last weekend's Ireland-Italy clash at Old Anniesland. The Irish Schools side, coached by Peter Melia, take a time out during last Sunday's game. This evening Ireland take on France, who lost 30-16 to Wales at the weekend, and then on Saturday, they play England who were 15-6 winners over hosts Scotland in their opening fixture. CBC Monkstown centre Gary Foley gets Ireland off to the ideal start against Italy with a sixth-minute try in the left corner. Wingers Ronan O'Mahony and Mark Atkinson grabbed Ireland's other tries on the day. Openside flanker Brian O'Hara, who attends PBC Cork, does well to halt an Italian attack and force a turnover. Blackrock College prop Nermin Lovic and hooker Thomas Sexton, who attends Belvedere College, are on top of things as they stop an Italian drive. Methodist College scrum half Sam Bell prepares to release Ireland's outside backs. Big Gonzaga centre Shane Gahan is brought to ground. Gahan has plenty of support as he sets off on another attack.