Aimee starts Women's Six Nations

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Just back from refereeing in Hong Kong, Aimee Barrett-Theron got the news of her Six Nations' appointment in February.

Just back from refereeing in Hong Kong, Aimee Barrett-Theron got the news of her Six Nations' appointment in February.

It's the first match of the 2017 Women's Six Nations, Scotland vs Ireland.

He first Test was this month - Japan vs Fiji in a Women's World Cup Qualifier.

She is not the only South African to referee in the Six Nations for Cwengile Jadezweni is one of five men amongst the 15 referees appointed to the matches.

Like Aimee Barrett-Theron, Jadezweni refereed his first Test in 2016, in August in Nairobi. He was also one of the referees appointed to the World Junior Championship in Manchester in June.

The 45 match officials named by World Rugby come from 11 different countries.

On St Patrick's Day, Alhambra Nievas, one of World Rugby's joint referees of the year in 2016, will referee the match between Ireland and England.

Amy Perrett of Australia refereed the last Women's World Cup final.

The women who refereed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are Alhambra Nievas, Amy Perrett, Sara Cox, Beatrice Benvenuti) and Aimee Barrett-Theron.

Women's Six Nations Appointments 2017

3 February
Scotland vs Ireland in Cumbernauld, Scotland
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Beatrice Benvenuti (Italy) Graham Cooper (Australia)
Television match official: Jon Mason (Wales)

4 February
Italy vs Wales at Stadio Comunale Pacifico, Jesi, Ancona
Referee: Rose Labrèche (Canada)
Assistant referees: Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa), Local
Television match official: Neil Patterson (Scotland)

England vs France at Twickenham
Referee: Amy Perrett (Australia)
Assistant referees: Tim Baker (Hong Kong), Rachel Horton (Australia)
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

11 February
Wales vs England in Cardiff
Referee: Marie Lematte (France)
Assistant referees: Graham Cooper (Australia), Local
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

France vs Scotland at Stade Marcel-Defiandre, La Rochelle
Referee: Tim Baker (Hong Kong)
Assistant referees: Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa), Local
Television match official: Sean Davey (England)

12 February
Italy vs Ireland at Stadio Fattori, L'Aquilla
Referee: Rachel Horton (Australia)
Assistant referees: Amy Perrett (Australia), Local
Television match official: Eric Gauzins (France)

24 February
Scotland vs Wales at Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld
Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Joy Neville (Ireland), Local
Television match official: Stefano Pennè (Italy)

25 February
England vs Italy at Twickenham Stoop
Referee: Graham Cooper (Australia)
Assistant referees: Claire Hodnett (England), Local
Television match official: Jon Mason (Wales)

26 February
Ireland vs France in Donnybrook
Referee: Sara Cox (England)
Assistant referees: Beatrice Benvenuti (Italy), Local
Television match official: Sean Davey (England)

11 March
Wales vs Ireland at Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Referee: Claire Hodnett (England)
Assistant referees: Joy Neville (Ireland), Local
Television match official: Eric Gauzins (France)

England vs Scotland at Twickenham Stoop
Referee: Sean Gallagher (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Sara Cox (England), Local
Television match official: Stefano Pennè (Italy)

12 March
Italy vs France atStadio Lanfranchi, Parma
Referee: Helen O'Reilly (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Beatrice Benvenuti (Italy), Local
Television match official: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

17 March
Scotland vs Italy at Broadwood Stadium. Cumbernauld
Referee: Ian Tempest (England)
Assistant referees: Helen O'Reilly (Ireland), Local
Television match official: Eric Gauzins (France)

Ireland vs England in Donnybrook
Referee: Alhambra Nievas (Spain)
Assistant referees: Sean Gallagher (Ireland), Local
Television match official: Neil Patterson (Scotland)

18 March
France vs Wales at Stade Amédée-Domenech, Brive
Referee: Joy Neville (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Marie Lematte (France), Local
Television match official: Sean Davey (England)

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