The latest round of financial cuts at the RFU saw the referees’ department hit with experienced whistleblower JP Doyle being made redundant.
The 41-year-old had been refereeing in the Premiership since 2006. He had also officiated at international matches including at the 2015 World Cup.
“I just accepted their decision and there’s not story” said Doyle, in an interview the The Rugby Paper.
“I wish there was a story because it would explain things a lot easier to me, but on we go.
He will return to the rugby pitch next month when he takes charge of the Bermuda World 10s.
However, Doyle, who was a teacher before becoming an elite referee, has also returned his old profession following his redundancy.
“I’m back to teaching PE at Claires Court School in Maidenhead so we’ll just have to see how things look,” revealed Doyle.
” I’m only 41 and still very fit, so I wouldn’t rule out refereeing in another country. But the pay in rugby is not huge and with a young family, and a working wife, it would have to be the right offer and give us a degree of security.”
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Due to him forever knocking everything over with his backside, the biggest in world rugby, Marler joked ‘your ass is like a permanent slosh bucket.’
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