158 x 235 x 19mm
New Zealand's greatest rugby referee of the modern age is back !
Players and spectators want the rugby referee to be No 31, not No 1, which is why Southlander Paddy O'Brien has been such a popular adjudicator since he broke into top-level refereeing almost a decade ago. At 42, O'Brien claims more than 160 first-class appointments, including 21 tests. Ranked among the top echelon of referees in the world, he has controlled World Cup events, Six Nations fixtures and many tests. O'Brien is in a unique position to expound on the game and its personalities, which he intends to do in his biography. Seldom has New Zealand had a more popular, internationally-rated referee . . . and seldom have they been so marvelously unobtrusive both on and off the field.