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.
Coughlan is a dynamic young player from the Dolphin club in Cork. He helped them to promotion to Division 1 of the AIB League in 2007 and helped them to cement their place in the league with a strong challenge for a top four place.
He made his Munster debut in 2007 on the back of his club form and has made a number of appearences for them in the last season including a try scoring game against Ulster in March.
|DOB||9th Dec 1980|
|Height||1.91 m (6' 3")|
|Weight||109 kg (17 st 2 lb)|