South Africa’s major female referees, Aimee-Barrett Theron, and Ashleigh Murray will maintain the whistle in the July and August global window also 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup Qualifiers later being named World Rugby’s referee panels to all these substantial matches.
Barrett-Theron will kick off her responsibilities as an assistant referee from the conflict between France and New Zealand on July 6, at the Women’s Rugby Super Series in the Chula Vista Elite Centre at San Diego, before taking charge of the games between England and France on July 10, and France and the USA on July 14.
The former Springbok Women’s player’s next mission will be in Eden Park in New Zealand on August 17, when she’ll hold the whistle from the Evaluation between arch-rivals New Zealand and Australia.
Murray continues to be tasked with officiating that the Africa Women’s Rugby World Cup Qualifying matches involving Kenya and Uganda on August 13, and Madagascar and Uganda on August 17, at the Women’s Cup in the Bosman Stadium at Brakpan, Gauteng.
The Springbok Women are also in action from the championship, which will see the very best team on log points’ following three rounds of games book their place at the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
“Congratulations to Aimee and Ashleigh in their appointments and due to their remarkable performances, which has seen them make routine foreign appointments in the past couple of seasons,” said SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux.
“It requires a great deal of hard work and determination to achieve this degree, and also that they have been in a position to incorporate at an global level always shows the high criteria within our Referees Department and one of our referees themselves.
“It is especially satisfying to get both of them engaging in important internationals exactly the exact same period, and we expect to see a lot more aspiring women’s referees follow this route in future”
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