No Lawrence for Bok match

2010-07-07 18:42

Cape Town - The International Rugby Board has confirmed that Bryce Lawrence has withdrawn from refereeing the Tri-Nations match between Australia and South Africa in Brisbane on July 24.

The experienced New Zealander has sustained a knee injury and will be replaced by Ireland's George Clancy who will take charge of his first Tri Nations match.

Clancy, who refereed the first Test between New Zealand and Wales last month, has taken charge of 11 Tests since making his IRB panel debut in 2006.

Tri-Nations Match Official Appointments

10 July
New Zealand v South Africa
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ire)
Assistant referees: Alain Rolland (Ire), Stuart Dickinson (Aus)

17 July
New Zealand v South Africa
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ire)
Assistant referees: Alan Lewis (Ire), Stuart Dickinson (Aus)

24 July
Australia v South Africa
Referee: George Clancy (Ire)
Assistant referees: Keith Brown (NZ), Vinny Munro (NZ)

31 July
Australia v New Zealand
Referee: Craig Joubert (SA)
Assistant referees: Jonathan Kaplan (SA), Cobus Wessels (SA)

7 August
New Zealand v Australia
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (SA)
Assistant referees: Craig Joubert (SA), Cobus Wessels (SA)

21 August
South Africa v New Zealand
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wal)
Assistant referees: Alain Rolland (Ire), Simon McDowell (Ire)

28 August
South Africa v Australia
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ire)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wal), Simon McDowell (Ire)

4 September
South Africa v Australia
Referee: Wayne Barnes (Eng)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wal), Simon McDowell (Ire)

11 September
Australia v New Zealand
Referee: Mark Lawrence (SA)
Assistant referees: Jonathan Kaplan (SA), Christie du Preez (SA)


  • Dingo Dave - 2010-07-07 20:54

    Refs are ok except for that blind bit of kak wayne barnes dont want to call him a cheat but!!!!!!!!!oh what the FooK if the hat fits.

  • Chris in Oz - 2010-07-08 07:33

    After reading this I'm convinced the Boks can't win the 3N. How does it work that the AB vs. Aus games have all got SA refs, while all the Bok games have Northern Hemisphere refs. And all of them are exceptionally anti-Bok. Especially the mob from Ireland who will be playing for NZ and Aus (uh, I meant to say "officiating in the matches against Aus and NZ") while the Boks are away from home. And in their last match, which could be the decider, the Boks have to play against Wayne Barnes (oops, another slip of the tongue - I meant to say "play in a game officiated by Barnes").

  • Steve - 2010-07-08 07:48

    Thanks for neutral refs. Not like in the past S14 where SA refs steered the results.

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