Lawrence: New Zealand referee’s Test career over

2012-07-26 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Sanzar head of referees Lyndon Bray confirmed yesterday that New Zealand referee Bryce Lawrence’s Test career is over, according to EWN Sport.

Lawrence, who was unbelievably named New Zealand’s Referee of the Year in 2011, has been in freefall since taking charge of the Rugby World Cup quarter-final between the Springboks and Wallabies

Lawrence was widely criticised for his handling of the game, which bundled the Springboks out of the World Cup and was subsequently not given any Six Nations games at the beginning of 2012.

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