6 Nations – referee changes

News from IRB.com:

Changes to Six Nations referee appointments

(IRB.COM) Tuesday 15 February 2011


 Changes to Six Nations referee appointments

George Clancy will now take charge of England v France at Twickenham

The International Rugby Board has been forced to make changes to the match official appointments for the RBS Six Nations owing to a minor knee injury sustained by ARU Referee Steve Walsh.

Walsh, who was due to take charge of England v France at Twickenham on February 26, has been withdrawn to concentrate on his rehabilitation from a knee cartilage injury.

Walsh is now back in full training but will be replaced for the fixture by Ireland’s George Clancy, who will be taking charge of his 16th match since making his international debut in 2006.

With Rugby World Cup 2011 rapidly approaching Walsh will be given a further opportunity of time in the middle during the RBS Six Nations, replacing Ireland’s Alain Rolland, who refereed the opening match in the Championship, for the Scotland v Italy fixture at Murrayfield on March 19

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  1. Warren

     /  26 February, 2011

    Utterly beyond belief that Walsh has ever been reconsidered for the IRB panel and especially for England games, although admittedly last time we had him he bent so far the other way it was embarrassing…

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