Following a ground-breaking year for women’s rugby on and off the field, there is huge anticipation ahead of what promises to be a hugely competitive tournament.
World Rugby referee of the year and Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 final referee Joy Neville will take charge of two matches, Scotland v England and France v England – a repeat of the gripping Ireland 2017 semi-final, which set a women’s rugby broadcast record of over three million.
In total, 12 of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 match official team are selected for 6 Nations duty, including Spain’s Alhambra Nievas who took charge of the women’s rugby sevens final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Scotland’s Hollie Davidson makes her 6 Nations refereeing debut following strong performances in both sevens and 15s.
World Rugby High Performance 15s Match Official Manager Alain Rolland said: “Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 saw excellent standards of match officiating by a team of well-prepared match officials.