Source: World Rugby

Hollie Davidson set to create history

Scottish referee Hollie Davidson will create history on 25 June when she leads an all-female match official team for the Portugal v Italy men’s international at the Estadio do Restelo in Lisbon. Davidson will have Sara Cox (England) and Aurélie Groizeleau (France) as her assistant referees and Claire Hodnett (England) as the Television Match Official

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World Cup Appointments – Women to the Fore

The nine names to referee the 2021 World Cup offer no surprises, only pleasure that for the first time all of them will be women. They are: Aimee Barrett-Theron (South Africa), Maggie Cogger-Orr (New Zealand), Sara Cox (England), Hollie Davidson (Scotland), Aurélie Groizeleau (France), Lauren Jenner (New Zealand), Clara Munarini (Italy), Amber McLachlan (Australia) and

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Source: New Zealand Rugby

Referees see new Horizons

The Six Nations offers a welcome first that has fallen largely under the radar. Here are selected details of the officials covering the last two rounds of the Six Nations: Round 4 Wales v France Referee: Maggie Cogger-Orr (NZR) Italy v Scotland Referee: Lauren Jenner (NZR) England v Ireland Referee: Amber McLachlan (RA) TMO: Lee

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Referee teams appointed for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022

The UEFA Referees’ Committee has appointed the 12 referees and their referee assistant teams who will take charge of the 31 matches at UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, which will take place in England from 6 to 31 July. The full list of referees who have been selected (in alphabetical order): Jana Adámková (Czech Republic) Iuliana

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Officials confirmed for RWC 2021 Final Qualification Tournament

The match officials for the Rugby World Cup 2021, playing in 2022, Final Qualification Tournament which takes place on 19 and 25 February, 2022 have today been confirmed. Amber McLachlan (Australia), Kat Roche (USA), Shanda Assmus (Canada) and TMO Ian Tempest (England) have all been selected to officiate the Final Qualification Tournament which plays a

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Source: INPHO Bryan Keane

Autumn Internationals – Referee Appointments

World Rugby has given an early posting of the appointments to sixteen international matches to be played this autumn. Pride of place goes to Aimee Barrett-Theron who is given the honour of controlling the first of the two clashes between the top two-ranked nations, then the first of the France-New Zealand encounters. It is a

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Source: World Rugby

Rugby sevens match officials unveiled for Tokyo

Squad of 22 match officials from 12 countries selected for the Olympic Games in Tokyo Inclusion of five international players who have swapped the playing shirt for the whistle, including New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup winner Selica Winiata Eight female referees including two making their second appearances at the Olympic Games Rugby sevens competition takes

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Top referees in women’s game to transfer to PGMOL

The FA has confirmed that from the 2021-2022 season match officials operating from within the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship will transfer to the Professional Game Match Officials (PGMOL). The move will see England’s top referees in the women’s game gain access to the same facilities, training and support that those

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