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.
Then it is the U18's turn to take the field. They travel to Ireland on Friday 24th September to take on two Irish Provinces - Connacht and Munster. The 26 player squad will face a tough schedule playing two well prepared Provincial U18 sides within the space of 3 days. The first game against Connacht on the Friday evening is in Galway at the Corinthians ground, the KO is 7:30 p.m.
Then they have one day's rest before travelling to Limerick early on Sunday morning for a 12:30 kick-off against Munster before returning home that evening.
The U19's return to the fray in October with a game against the Welsh Exiles on Sunday 24th October. Arrangements for the game are still being finalised.