Nic is a former professional player whose career saw him have stints with the QLD Reds, Racing 92 (Paris) and London Wasps. His playing career was cut short in 2013 when a series of head concussions forced him into early retirement. He began refereeing in 2015 and quickly ascended through the national ranks joining the Super Rugby panel in 2016. In 2017 Nic officiated the final at the U20’s World Championships and broke onto the World Rugby panel later that year officiating the encounter between Scotland and Samoa. He has since refereed a number of tests including his first Tier 1 test match in 2018 between Ireland and Argentina. In 2019 he refereed in the 2019 Six Nations and in 2020 he will referee Ireland v Italy, following a quarter-final referee appointment at RWC 2019 in Japan. This is his fifth year in Super Rugby and he is now one of the more experienced tournament referees.