Ireland will be looking to retain their Six Nations title for an unprecedented third time next February and their officials for all five games have today been revealed.
31 year-old rookie Australian referee Angus Gardner has been rewarded for his fine displays with the Ireland versus Italy game while Irish fans won’t like the news that Romain Poite will be refereeing the Ireland versus England game in Twickenham.
Ireland’s campaign kicks-off with Wales in the Aviva on February 7th.
Ireland v Wales, Feb 7: Jerome Garces (FRA)
Ireland v France, Feb 13: Jaco Peyper (SA)
Ireland v England, Feb 27: Romain Poite (FRA)
Ireland v Italy, Mar 12: Angus Gardner (AUS)
Ireland v Scotland, Mar 19: Pascal Gauzere (FRA)