Top referee retires from officiating Test match rugby

Irish referee John Lacey is retiring from Test duty.

The 45-year-old has taken charge of 37 senior internationals, including four games at the 2015 World Cup.

Lacey’s final match will be between Argentina and the Barbarians in London next month.

Lacey is to take on the role of high-performance referee coaching and talent identification role with the IRFU.

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