For the first RBS 6 Nations round of the season, there is an international feel to the weekend as IRFU referees will be involved in a number of games at all levels.
Tonight, Andy Brace will take charge of the Under-20 Six Nations game between Scotland and England at the Broadwood Stadium and he will be assisted by Sean Gallagher and Frank Murphy.
Also this evening, New Zealander Glen Jackson will get the chance to experience club rugby in Ireland when he is the man in the middle at Castle Avenue where Clontarf play Terenure. Jackson will be one of the assistant referees for Ireland’s Six Nations opener with Wales on Sunday.
Tomorrow is a busy day for the IRFU referees, with John Lacey in charge of the second Six Nations game of 2016 – the Calcutta Cup clash between Scotland and England at Murrayfield. Fellow Irish referee George Clancy will take one of the assistant referee positions.
The Ireland Women’s side will play Wales at Donnybrook at 1pm and will have ex-international and Grand Slam winner Joy Neville running the line, along with Paul Haycock.
The Ulster Bank Junior Cup final takes place in Ashbourne between Enniscorthy and Instonians, with Helen O’Reilly taking charge, and there is also a full schedule of Ulster Bank League matches across all divisions.
For more information on refereeing in Ireland, please visit www.irishrugby.ie/referees.
IRFU REFEREE APPOINTMENTS: February 5-6, 2016
Friday, February 5 –
Under-20 Six Nations
Scotland U-20s v England U-20s – Andy Brace
Ulster Bank League Div 1A
Clontarf v Terenure – Glen Jackson (NZRU)
Saturday, February 6 –
RBS 6 Nations
Scotland v England – John Lacey.
Women’s Six Nations
Ireland Women v Wales Women – Joy Neville and Paul Haycock (assistant referees)
Ulster Bank League Div 1A
Ballynahinch v Cork Constitution – Nigel Correll
Garryowen v Lansdowne – Gary Conway
Old Belvedere v Young Munster – Dudley Phillips
UCD v Galwegians – Stuart Gaffikin
Ulster Bank League Div 1B
Ballymena v St. Mary’s College – Eddie Hogan O’Connell
Belfast Harlequins v Dublin University – Mark Patton
Buccaneers v Dolphin – Jonathan Peak
Old Wesley v Shannon – Leo Colgan
UL Bohemians v Blackrock College – Barry Kiernan
Ulster Bank League Div 2A
Banbridge v Skerries – Shane Kierans
Cashel v UCC – Mark Connolly
Corinthians v Nenagh Ormond – Stuart Douglas
Queen’s University v Naas – Will O’Connor
Thomond v Malone – Rob O’Sullivan
Ulster Bank League Div 2B
City of Derry v Dungannon – Richard Kerr
Highfield v Greystones – Karol Collins
MU Barnhall v Sunday’s Well – Daithi Flood
Rainey Old Boys v City of Armagh – Oisin Quinn
Ulster Bank League Div 2C
Bruff v Boyne – Glenn Sheridan
Navan v Dundalk – Richard Hogan
Old Crescent v Midelton – Chris Harrington
Sligo v Wanderers – Brian Deighan
Tullamore v Kanturk – Tommy O’Donoghue
Ulster Bank Junior Cup Final
Enniscorty v Instonians – Helen O’Reilly