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.
Stringer, considered crucial to Ireland's hopes of turning over the Blacks, went over on an ankle during training on Thursday and by Friday afternoon it was reported that the Munster man was still experiencing soreness. He will be given every chance to take his place in the starting line-up and a decision on his fitness will not be made until just before kick off. Llanelli's Guy Easterby is standing by to take Stringer's place, and Leinster's Brian O'Meara has been called into the squad as cover.