Another Rugby World Cup referee makes SHOCK retirement call
2024/04/01

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Another Rugby World Cup match official has joined the ranks of those like Wayne Barnes, Jaco Peyper, Tom Foley, and Joy Neville in announcing their retirement. New Zealand referee Brendon Pickerill will be hanging up his whistle after officiating his final game this weekend, the Super Rugby Pacific clash between Moana Pasifika and the Melbourne Rebels. Pickerill's retirement was confirmed by New Zealand Rugby in a statement on social media, acknowledging his impressive career that included Test matches, Super Rugby games, and NPC matches. Pickerill's decision to retire comes as a surprise, but he is set to take on a new role with World Rugby. His retirement follows the footsteps of other notable referees like Barnes, Peyper, Foley, and Neville, who have all recently retired from officiating for various reasons.

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