He has stood, calmly and authoritatively laying down the law, right in between the 16 most brutal men in the world. And listen they did. British Lions v All Blacks, All Blacks v South Africa (3 times), numerous World Cup matches, Six Nations (5 times) and then countless Super XII matches. You just don’t get to do that for so long unless you are the very, very best. And then, so humbly, would be seen guiding the youngest of schoolboys around the park early on a Saturday.
The Old Boys Association joins with the rest of the Rugby World in congratulating Ashrove’s Andrew Cole (1977) upon his receipt of the Referees Award at the World Rugby Awards. Viriliter Age !