Mark Lawrence (rugby union)

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Mark Lawrence
Date of birth (1965-06-16) June 16, 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth Standerton
Height 186
Weight 87
School Highbury Primary School
Beachwood High School
University Witwatersrand Technicon
Rugby union career
Refereeing career
Years Competition Apps
2003 & 2007
Rugby World Cup
Test Matches
Super Rugby
Currie Cup

Mark Lawrence (born 16 June 1965, Standerton)[1] is an international rugby union referee from South Africa. He refereed his first international test match, in 2000, and was chosen to officiate at both the 2003 Rugby World Cup [2] and 2007 Rugby World Cup[3] acting as a touch judge and a TMO in both competitions. He refereed the 2007 Currie Cup Final between the Free State Cheetahs and the Golden Lions,.[4] He also refereed the 2008 Super 14 Final between the Crusaders and the Waratahs.[5]

In September 2011, he announced his retirement from test rugby to concentrate on coaching emerging referees.[6]


  1. ^ "2003 Rugby World Cup Officials". Archived from the original on 2009-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Provisional Rugby World Cup 2003 referees panel". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. 
  3. ^ "2007 Rugby World Cup referees and touch judges named". Archived from the original on 2008-10-07. 
  4. ^ "Currie Cup finals". Archived from the original on 2008-10-24. 
  5. ^ "2008 Super 14 final". 
  6. ^ "Mark Lawrence announces retirement from Test refereeing". South African Rugby Union. 12 September 2011. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.