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WHAT IT’S LIKE TO…REFEREE A WORLD CUP FINAL

ED MORRISON is looking back on the moments before he took to the field for the 1995 World Cup final. “I always remember I’d called the teams out of the changing rooms and Francois Pienaar said to me he had never been so nervous in his life,” recalls the only Englishman to referee rugby’s showpiece event.

It is well-documented that shortly afterwards the South Africa captain chose not to sing the national anthem, fearing that opening his mouth would result in an outpouring of emotion beyond his control.

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