Optical retailer Specsavers announces its official sponsorship of the IRB referees for the 2013 Lions Tour. As part of the sponsorship, the referees will have their eyes tested by Specsavers to ensure optimal performance, and will wear the Specsavers branded kit for each of the tour matches.

At the launch, leading sports commentator and the voice of Rugby, Gordon Bray and former Wallabies scrum-half Nick Farr-Jones spoke about the new sponsorship. Plus three of the official referees, Steve Walsh, Angus Gardner and Will Houston were on hand to showcase the new uniforms and talk rugby.

Commenting on the sponsorship Specsavers’ Marketing Director Stewart Roussel said, “A referee’s judgment can be the deciding factor between who wins and who loses. That’s why it’s so important to ensure the referees have perfect vision. At Specsavers, we’re proud to be able to help the referees get the best possible support to do their job well.”

Back to News