IRFU referees Sean Gallagher and Joy Neville will take charge of two high profile Women’s Test matches during the November international window.
Joy Neville will referee the game between France and New Zealand in Grenoble on Saturday, November 17 with Leo Colgan as TMO. Sean Gallagher will take charge of England against Canada in Doncaster a day later.
Neville and Gallagher have also been included on the list of officials for a number of Men’s international matches in November, with the former Ireland Women’s captain named as an assistant referee for the World Cup repechage game between Canada and Kenya in Marseille on Sunday, November 11.
The Ireland Women’s match against the USA at Energia Park on Sunday, November 18 will be refereed by Rebecca Mahoney of the New Zealand Rugby Football Union. Tickets for that clash are on sale now from ticketmaster.ie – click here to buy now.
Ireland face England at Twickenham a week later with Aimee Barrett-Theron of South Africa in charge. The full list of appointments for the November Women’s internationals is available to view here.
World Rugby Match Officials Selection Committee Chair Anthony Buchanan said: “Entering into a new Women’s Rugby World Cup cycle ahead of WRWC 2021, the Women’s international programme provides an opportunity for match officials, who have proven themselves at domestic level, to showcase their talents at international level as they continue to develop as elite match officials.”
The match official appointment process identifies and rewards the top performing match officials. All match official performances are closely reviewed to ensure clear and consistent decision-making from match officials.
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