Cape Town - SANZAR head of referees Lyndon Bray confirmed on Wednesday 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, a game where he
allowed the Wallabies the freedom of the park as they won despite having
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, with Sanzar
refereeing boss Lyndon Bray admitting he needed to be “rehabilitated”
following the performance.