Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Man in the middle
Jackson, former Waikato, New Zealand Maori and Saracens fly half, was being touted as a possible England number 10 as recently as 2007 and has enjoyed a meteoric rise through the refereeing ranks since hanging up his playing boots a little over 2 years ago.
It’s great to see a former professional rugby player putting something back into the game in this way – and I’m sure he has certain insights into the game that other refs cannot possibly have.
All we need now is for a few former prop forwards to take up the whistle. They may not be able to keep up with play but at least we’d start to see scrummages refereed properly :)