Source: World Rugby

World Rugby announces match officials for Women’s Six Nations

World Rugby has announced the match official appointments for the Women’s Six Nations 2016, which gets underway in February.  Appointments were made by the World Rugby Match Official Selection Committee at its recent meeting and follow a detailed review of all recent performances. The championship opener between Scotland and England on Friday, 5 February will

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Source: Lt Col Charles Jackman

Festival of Sport – Army Hockey – Referees required

Army hockey are urgently looking for three qualified hockey referees for their UK South Female Festival of Sport.  The Festival of Sport will be held over the period Wednesday 9th to Thursday 10th September at the Princess Royal Barracks, P&RTC Deepcut, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 6RW referees are required only for Wednesday 9th. Interested personnel should contact

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Source: World Rugby

Referees appointed for Women’s 6 Nations 2015

Two referees will make their international test debuts during the Women’s 6 Nations in the northern hemisphere next year. Spain’s Alhambra Nievas and England’s Sara Cox were appointed after successfully refereeing friendly internationals over the course of 2014 as well as performing assistant referee roles during Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 in France. World Rugby

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Homophobic abuse investigation

Following the RFU’s investigations into the allegation of homophobic abuse aimed at referee Nigel Owens at the QBE International against New Zealand, two people have received a ban from all matches at Twickenham Stadium for a period of two years. In addition, they will pay £1,000 each to a charity of Nigel Owens’ choice. There

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