This shows the potential of the Tipperary man who only started refereeing two season's ago and must rank as one of the highlights of his refereeing career to-date.
John was awarded the Referee of the Year at the 2009 Munster Rugby Awards.
Ireland U-20s will face Samoa in Parana tomorrow to compete for 9th place in the tournament (k.o. 5 p.m. Irish time) with the selected team to be announced later today.
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