- Wayne Barnes, the English referee who handled the 2src23 Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and New Zealand, has retired.
- Barnes refereed 111 internationals during his career which started in 2srcsrc6.
- He was also involved in 92 tests as an assistant referee and three as TMO (television match official).
Record-setting English referee Wayne Barnes announced Thursday that he was calling time on his career, five days after officiating in the Rugby World Cup final.
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“People often say you will know when it is the right time to retire, and this is clearly the right time for me and for my family,” said Barnes in a World Rugby statement.
“It’s been an incredible j
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