VIDEO. Rugby: the original gift offered by the Wallabies to referee Romain Poite for his last international match

the essential The man with the whistle of Midi-Pyrénées was honored by the players of Australia, at the end of the match against Scotland. It was the last match at high international level refereed by Romain Poite.

At 46 years old, Romain Poite is in the twilight of his career as a referee. If he will continue to officiate on the fields of Top 14 and European Cup, the native of Rochefort but member of the Midi-Pyrénées Committee, will no longer officiate at high international level .

Sunday, November 7, in Murrayfield, he refereed his last meeting: Scotland – Australia, which ended in victory over the XV du Chardon.

A rich career of 17 years of arbitration at the highest level. His professionalism is recognized, as evidenced by the 6 trophies of “best referee of the season” received during the various “Nuits du Rugby” since 2010.

At the highest level, too, the arbitration services of Romain Poite are appreciated. Thus, after the match against Scotland, Wallabies captain Michael Hooper went to the referees’ locker room to give Romain Poite … A didgeridoo! A strong offering in symbol, the traditional aboriginal instrument is one of the emblems of the country.

Strong emotional sequence for a visibly moved Romain Poite, who warmly thanked Michael Hooper: “It was a huge privilege to referee you, you are a great player. You have always been a great challenge, you are an excellent player of “contest”, but a fair player. Thank you very much “replied the French referee in thanks.

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