28 Apr 2010

Walsh dropped for Brumbies match

12:32 pm on 28 April 2010

The Australian-based New Zealand rugby referee Steve Walsh has been removed from this weekend's match between the ACT Brumbies and Queensland Reds in Canberra.

The Brumbies were highly critical of Walsh's performance in last weekend's loss to New South Wales in Sydney, with playmaker Matt Giteau saying it wouldn't be worth turning up if Walsh was in charge this week.

In a release the NZRU has given no reason for the change with Chris Pollock now taking charge of the match.