Thu 20 Dec 2018 | 01:05

Referees for Women's Six Nations 2019

Referees for Women's Six Nations 2019
Thu 20 Dec 2018 | 01:05
Referees for Women's Six Nations 2019
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World Rugby has announced the appointment of match officials for the Women’s Six Nations in 2019. Aimee Barrett-Theron of South Africa will blow the whistle to get it started.

Aimee is one of two women from the Southern Hemisphere appointed to this series of matches. The other is Rebecca O’Mahoney of New Zealand. Both Aimee and Rebecca played for their respective countries before turning to refereeing.  Both have been appointed to two matches at this tournament.

Twelve of the matches will be refereed by women, who include Joy Neville who was World Rugby’s Referee of the Year in 2017.

Three matches will be refereed by men – Tim Baker of Hong Kong, Sean Gallagher of Ireland and Ian Tempest of England, all of whom are Test referees.

Fixtures

1 February 2019
Ireland vs England at Energia Park, Donnybrook, Dublin
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Tim Baker (Hong Kong), tba Ireland
Television match official: Eric Gauzins (France)

Scotland vs Italy at Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
Referee: Nikki O’Donnell (England)
Assistant referees: Katherine Ritchie (England), tba (Scotland)
Television match official: Claire Hodnett (England)

2 February 2019
France vs Wales at Stadium GGL, Montpelier
Referee: Sean Gallagher (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Sara Cox (England), tba (France)
Television match official: Leo Colgan (Ireland)

8 February 2019
Scotland vs Ireland at Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
Referee: Maria Beatrice Benvenuti (Italy)
Assistant referees: Clara Munarini (Italy), tba (Scotland)
Television match official: Stefano Roscini (Italy)

9 February 2019
Italy vs Wales in Lecce
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Ian Tempest (England), tba (Italy)

10 February 2019
England vs France at Castle Park, Doncaster
Referee: Tim Baker (Hong Kong)
Assistant referees: Hollie Davidson (Scotland), tba (England)
Television match official: tba

23 February 2019
Italy vs Ireland at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma
Referee: Laura Pettingale (England)
Assistant referees: Aurélie Groizeleau (France), tba (Italy)
Television match official: Neil Paterson (Scotland)

France vs Scotland at Stadium Metropole, Lille
Referee: Sara Cox (England)
Assistant referees: Joy Neville (Ireland), tba (France)
Television match official: Claire Hodnett (England)

24 February 2019
Wales vs England at Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Referee: Clara Munarini (Italy)
Assistant referees: Maria Pacifico (Italy), tba (Wales)
Television match official: Leo Colgan (Ireland)

8 March 2019
Scotland vs Wales at Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
Referee: Rebecca Mahoney (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Katherine Ritchie (England), tba (Scotland)
Television match official: Stefano Roscini (Italy)

9 March 2019
England vs Italy at Sandy Park, Exeter
Referee: Aurélie Groizeleau (France)
Assistant referees: Sean Gallagher (Ireland), tba (England)
Television match official: Eric Gauzins (France)

Ireland vs France at Energia Park, Donnybrook, Dublin
Referee: Ian Tempest (England)
Assistant referees: Nikki O’Donnell (England), tba Ireland
Television match official: Claire Hodnett (England)

16 March 2019
England vs Scotland at Twickenham
Referee: Joy Neville (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Beatrice Benvenuti (Italy), tba (England)

17 March 2019
Wales vs Ireland at Cardiff Arms Park
Referee: Hollie Davidson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Nikki O’Donnell (England), tba (Wales)
Television match official: Neil Paterson (Scotland)

Italy vs France at Stadio Plebiscito, Padua
Referee: Rebecca Mahoney (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Laura Pettingale (England), tba (Italy)
Television match official: Leo Colgan (Ireland)

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