Top referee opens up about Rugby World Cup snub

New Zealand referee Glen Jackson has revealed that he will not be going to the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year.

In an exclusive interview with Sport24, Jackson said he has already been informed of the decision although the official list of referees going to the World Cup is yet to be revealed by World Rugby.

“I had hoped to be heading to the World Cup in Japan later this year, but I already know that I won’t be,” Jackson said.

“It’s a tough one for me, but we have got a couple of Kiwis going and I hope they do well. When it comes to selection, they (World Rugby) decide who they want there.

“My goals have changed a bit after missing out. It was refereeing at the World Cup, but now I would love to do another year of Super Rugby.

“The aim is to carry on for one more year and then possibly get into coaching whether it be of the referees or in a rugby team.”

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