Major kudos this week for George Clancy, following on from his officiating between Scotland and Wales last weekend in Murrayfield, the IRB announced yesterday that Bruff RFC referee George will now take over from Steve Walsh as the man in the middle between England and France in Twickenham on saturday week.
(Excerpt from IRB website)
Walsh, who was due to take charge of England v France at Twickenham on February 26, has been withdrawn to concentrate on his rehabilitation from a knee cartilage injury.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.
Congrats are due to all of our referees, who are officiating in various capacities this coming weekend,
Padraig Keogh is TJ2 at the Div. 1a game between Garryowen and St. Mary’s,
Derrick Noonan is refereeing the Munster Junior Cup game between Cashel and St. Mary’s in Cashel,
James Spenser and Con O’ Regan are both taking charge of Pan Munster U19 games on Sunday, James at Derryknockane and Con at Scariff and Grant Sillet is out officiating the U13 game between Clanwilliam and Cashel.