Experienced Irish referee Alain Rolland will take charge of England's Six Nations opener against Wales in February. Rolland will be assisted at Twickenham by his fellow Irishmen George Clancy and Simon McDowell.
Leading English referee Wayne Barnes, meanwhile, has been awarded two Six Nations Tests this season - France versus Ireland and Wales versus Italy.
Six Nations appointments: February 6 - Ireland v Italy (Romain Poite, France); England v Wales (Alain Rolland, Ireland)
February 7 - Scotland v France (Nigel Owens, Wales)
February 13 - Wales v Scotland (George Clancy, Ireland); France v Ireland (Wayne Barnes, England)
February 14 - Italy v England (Christophe Berdos, France)
February 26 - Wales v France (Jonathan Kaplan, South Africa)
February 27 - Italy v Scotland (Dave Pearson, England); England v Ireland (Mark Lawrence, South Africa)
March 13 - Ireland v Wales (Craig Joubert, South Africa); Scotland v England (Marius Jonker, South Africa)
March 14 - France v Italy (Alan Lewis, Ireland)
March 20 - Wales v Italy (Wayne Barnes, England); Ireland v Scotland (Jonathan Kaplan, South Africa); France v England (Bryce Lawrence, New Zealand)