Rugby - Rolland in charge for Calcutta Cup clash

Irish referee Alain Rolland will take charge of England's RBS 6 Nations opener against Scotland at Twickenham on February 2.

Rugby - Rolland in charge for Calcutta Cup clash

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England will kick off their RBS 6 Nations campaign against Scotland

The Six Nations appointments, announced on Tuesday by the International Rugby Board, include two games for leading English official Wayne Barnes, who will control Scotland v Ireland at Murrayfield and Ireland's appointment with Italy in Rome.

France's Jerome Garces has been handed the Ireland v England clash on February 10, with South African Craig Joubert controlling England against France, Ireland's George Clancy being awarded England v Italy and Australia's Steve Walsh in charge for the Millennium Stadium finale against Wales on March 16.

Two of Wales' five games - against Ireland and Italy - will be officiated by Frenchman Romain Poite.

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