John Lacey (rugby union referee)

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John Lacey
Full name John Lacey
Date of birth (1973-10-12) 12 October 1973 (age 40)
Place of birth Tipperary, Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6' 1")
Weight 80 kilograms (12 st 8 lb)
School Abbey CBS
Occupation(s) IRFU
Refereeing career
Years Competition Apps
2008-present Pro 12
Heineken Cup
European Challenge Cup
Six Nations
Test matches

John Lacey (born October 12, 1973) is a former rugby union player who played full-back/wing for Munster, until retiring in 2007 and becoming an international rugby union referee, representing the Irish Rugby Football Union, in 2011. Lacey is the fastest rugby referee in the world (as at 2014 January. IRB fitness testing)ESPN players/officials</ref>[1]

Refereeing career[edit]

His refereeing days began in the Munster Schools Cup competitions, before being appointed to some key European club games in 2008, as well as gaining promotion to the IRB Assistant Referee Panel in 2009. In 2010, he was on the IRB referee panel for the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship in Argentina - refereeing 4 fixtures including the semi-final between South Africa and New Zealand.