Wayne Barnes and Nigel Owens are among the referees for Ireland's four international Tests next month.

English whistler Barnes will take charge of the marquee clash between Joe Schmidt's side and his native New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium on 17 November.

It will be the first time Ireland have faced the world champions since the two-game series in November 2016, when Ireland recorded their first ever victory over the All Blacks in Chicago before losing in Dublin.

Barnes (39) recently announced that he planned to step down from refereeing after next year's Rugby World Cup to concentrate on his career as a barrister.

Ireland have a losing record in games called by Barnes (5-11) and he has drawn the ire of Irish fans, particularly following high-profile defeats to Wales in 2012, 2015 and 2017.

However, he was the man in the middle when Ireland secured the Grand Slam in Cardiff in 2009 and referreed Ireland's victory over Scotland in last year's Six Nations.

Vastly experienced Welshman Owens will adjudicate Ireland's opening Guinness Series fixture against Italy (3 November, Chicago), with Australia's Nic Berry on the whistle for the visit of Argentina (10 November) and Kiwi Ben O'Keefe in charge when the USA come to the Aviva (24 November).