Lacey, Championship referee

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The International Rugby Board has made known the referees for SANZAR’s Championship in August. A new face amongst them is John Lacey of Ireland.

The International Rugby Board has made known the referees for SANZAR’s Championship in August. A new face amongst them is John Lacey of Ireland.

Lacey has become increasingly prominent this year and last Friday refereed the Test in Cordoba between Argentina and Scotland.

He is an e at -player – a wing or fullback for Munster and Ireland A. His debut for Munster was in 1995 against Transvaal. He played till 2007 when he retired and then became a referee. In 2008 he was refereeing club rugby in the Amlin Cup and the Magners League. In 2009 the IRB chose him as an international assistant referee. In 2010 he replaced injured Greg Gardner at the Junior World Championship where he refereed a semifinal. The next year he was on the international panel as a referee. Now he is going to Loftus Versfeld to referee a Test between the Springboks and the Pumas.

The last Championship matches are on 4 October 2014, the Bledisloe Cup match a fortnight later.

Rugby Championship Appointments

Australia vs New Zealand at ANZ Stadium, Sydney,
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Assessor: Clayton Thomas

South Africa vs Argentina at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Steve Walsh (Australia), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Assessor: Andrew Cole

New Zealand vs Australia at Eden Park, Auckland
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Assessor: Lyndon Bray

Argentina vs South Africa in Argentina
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official: Vinny Munro (New Zealand)
Assessor: Clayton Thomas

Australia vs South Africa at Patersons Stadium, Perth
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)
Assessor: Andrew Cole

New Zealand vs Argentina at Mclean Park, Napier
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
Assistant referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Rohan Hoffmann (Australia)
Television match official: Peter Marshall (Australia)
Assessor: Lyndon Bray

Australia vs Argentina at Skilled Park, Gold Coast
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: George Clancy (Ireland), Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)
Assessor: Donal Courtney

New Zealand vs South Africa at Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Pascal Gauzère (France), Rohan Hoffmann (Australia)
Television match official: Peter Marshall (Australia)
Assessor: Andrew Cole

South Africa vs Australia at Newlands
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Mathieu Raynal (France)
Television match official: Graham Hughes (England)
Assessor: Lyndon Bray

Argentina vs New Zealand in Argentina
Referee: Craig Joubert  (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official: Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)
Assessor: Clayton Thomas

South Africa vs New Zealand at Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Pascal Gauzère (France), JP Doyle (England)
Television match official: Graham Hughes (England)
Assessor: Donal Courtney

Argentina vs Australia in Argentina
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official: Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)
Assessor: Clayton Thomas

Bledisloe Cup

Australia vs New Zealand at Suncorp, Brisbane
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Assessor: Donal Courtney

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