Lawrence out of Bok clash

Bryce Lawrence is injured and he won’t referee the Boks’ Test against Australia in Brisbane.

Irishman George Clancy will take his place for the last match of the Boks’ overseas tour. Clancy’s last international was between the All Blacks and Wales at Carisbrook last month, where his first half mistake at a ruck led to a breakaway try for the hosts at a vital time in the match.

This will be Clancy’s first Tri-Nations encounter and he’ll have to adapt to the fast nature of matches at Suncorp Stadium, while he last refereed the Boks against Italy at Newlands in 2008 – when they won 26-0.