Rugby

Rolland to hang up his whistle

2013-09-26 11:11
Alain Rolland (File)
Cape Town - Irish international referee Alain Rolland will retire from refereeing at the end of the 2013 season.

Rolland, 47, who also played three Tests at scrumhalf for Ireland, has refereed in three successive Rugby World Cups - 2003, 2007 and 2011.

His career highlight was taking charge of the 2007 World Cup final when the Springboks beat England 15-6 in Paris.

Rolland cited work and family commitments for his decision to call refereeing a day.

"I am starting a new job and I want to spend more time with Lizzie (wife) and our young family who have been very patient. I cannot thank them enough for their total support over such a long time," Rolland, who is also a stock-broker, told the SA Rugby referees website.


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