ARU hire referee
November 25, 2002

World-renowned referee Wayne Erickson has been hired by the Australian Rugby Union to assist the Wallabies, and other national teams, on the laws of rugby and how they are interpreted on the field.

ARU high performance manager Brett Robinson confirmed Erickson's appointment to a consultancy role with the ARU, meaning he will officiate his last match on December 6 - the World Cup qualifier between Tonga and Papua New Guinea.

Erickson's well-credentialed 17-year refereeing career includes matched in both the 1995 and 1999 World Cups and the first Super 12 final in 1996.

"Wayne has been a well-respected and integral member of both the ARU and IRB refereeing ranks for the past 17 years," Robinson said.

"His experience spans both the professional and amateur refereeing eras and his knowledge of the game is too valuable an asset for Australian Rugby to lose.

"We are delighted that Wayne has agreed to join the ARU as Teams Consultant, enabling him to assist the Wallabies, Under 21s, Under 19s, Sevens and Australian Super 12 teams to improve their law knowledge and application on the field."

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