Nigel Whitehouse to leave Welsh Rugby Union referee role

Nigel Whitehouse
Nigel Whitehouse has been the WRU's national match officials manager since 2013

The Welsh Rugby Union says that former international referee Nigel Whitehouse has resigned from his role as national match officials manager.

Whitehouse took charge of 21 internationals before taking up this current WRU position in July 2013.

The Union said that the 55-year-old will officially leave the organisation on 20 June.

Head of rugby performance Geraint John will take overall charge of Whitehouse's previous department.

A WRU statement said: "National match officials manager Nigel Whitehouse has resigned from his post at the Welsh Rugby Union and will officially leave the organisation on 20 June.

"Nigel has been a WRU employee in referee administration for seven years, having had a long career in Welsh rugby previously as an international referee in 21 Test matches. We wish Nigel well for the future.

"Nigel's duties will be absorbed by existing members of staff for the time being, with WRU head of rugby performance Geraint John having overall control of the department."

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