The following referees have been promoted to the national panel of match officials:
The RFU’s full-time referee Sara Cox was appointed to take charge of France Women v New Zealand Women and as an Assistant Referee in the Rugby World Cup Qualifiers 2019 Hong Kong v Germany and Kenya v Germany. Television Match Official Claire Hodnett is making the call for three internationals: France v New Zealand, Wales… Read more »
Cox took charge of Wasps’ match at the Ricoh Arena with Northampton Saints on a weekend where four different women took senior roles in the Premiership Rugby Cup. She is the RFU’s first centrally-contracted female referee and became the first woman to referee a game in the Greene King IPA Championship back in March. She… Read more »
As part of the RFU’s Young Rugby Ambassador programme, Northumberland Rugby Development Team, in partnership with Newcastle Falcons, recently helped 43 students working on their Refereeing Children Award.
Leading members of the Rugby Football Union are working closely with World Rugby to drive the development of the women’s game.
Executive Committee Decision: Laws of the Game – new Law 9.19
England Rugby has launched a Female Match Official Development Programme and to support this we have produced a video that’s designed to motivate a new generation of female referees. It’s called ‘Be The Best You’.
England Colleges RFU recently launched the Colleges Young Referees Forum, using refereeing to encourage, support and develop students’ life and rugby skills.
England referee Sara Cox (centre) took charge of the women’s final between New Zealand and France in San Francisco