Its been a source of wonder to me that Bryce Lawrence has held his job for so long. IMHO, his performances from day one of his refereeing career have been lamentable.
I was shocked to see his name on the list of referees for the RWC. My apprehension was well founded. Lawrence’s appearances were as bad as ever.
What is wrong at the IRB that they are apparently so blind to the incompetence so many others can so plainly see?
Today I came upon this little known fact–
Lawrence is of course, the son of New Zealander Keith Lawrence, who is the former boss of referees in the country and now heads the IRB’s refereeing development office.
Well well well…..