A warm welcome to today’s officiating team of John Lacey (MAR), Frank Murphy, and Jonathon Peak. John is no stranger to Leinster fans and is a former Ireland A and Ireland Sevens international. As a player, Lacey spent most of career with Shannon in the All-Ireland League racking up an impressive medal collection. He has also represented Munster on a number of occasions. As an international referee he has taken charge of matches in the Six Nations Championship, the Rugby Championship and the Rugby World Cup. He also refereed the 2013 Pro12 Grand Final and the 2015–16 and 2016–17 European Rugby Challenge Cup finals.
Firstly, we wish to congratulate the amazing Helen O’Reilly on a fantastic international refereeing career. Helen recently refereed her 25th and final international match when Scotland recently took on Spain at Scotstoun Stadium. She has been and continues to be a great ambassador for the Leinster Rugby Referees.