He turned up to a international referrees conferance with a hangover.
He was told to leave, when he went back in the afternoon, he was told to go back to NZ, and all his upcomng ref duties had been revoked.
Apparently hes moving to Japan (presumely to ref).
Its a pity that someone whos such a good ref has been used
as a punching bag by the the "ole boys club".
I reckon they're getting back at him for the NZ backlash against Wayne Barnes.
Shades of Keith Murdoch! Way to back him up NZRFU and the NZ reffing fraternity, talk about gutless! I remember one of the AB's deeply regretting the fact that the team didnt stand behind Keith Murdoch and threaten to leave when he was ordered to leave.
Tell you what, the Aussies wouldnt have let this happen if he was one of theirs...