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Refs named for Women’s RWC qualifiers- Africa
By Raga House | Thu 23 May, 2019 10:23

South Africa’s leading female referees, Aimee-Barrett Theron and Ashleigh Murray, will hold the whistle in the July and August international window and 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup Qualifiers after being named on World Rugby’s referee panels for these significant matches.  

There is however no referee from Kenya Rugby Union with Uganda and Zimbabwe set to send Saudah Adiru and Precious Pazani respectively. Pazani took charge of the 2019 Barthes Cup final between Kenya U20 and Namibia U20 held recently in Nairobi. 

Kenya’s first match against Madagascar on August 9 at the Bosman Stadium in Brakpan, Gautengwill be officiated by Adiru with Murray set to oversee their second clash- against Uganda on August 13.

Murray will also oversee Kenya’s last clash with Madagascar on August 17, 2019 with Spanish Alhambra Nievas named as the assessor.

The winner of the tournament will qualify directly to the World Cup while the second best team will play a match against a selected team from South America and join the global repechage tournament if victorious.

The duo will also be in action in the tournament, which will see the top team on log points’ after three rounds of matches book their place in the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

African Qualifiers for the Women’s Rugby World Cup
This series of matches will be played in Johannesburg

9 August 2019

Madagascar vs Kenya
Referee: Saudah Adiru (Uganda)
Assessor: Alhambra Nievas (Spain)

South Africa vs Uganda
Referee: Precious Pazani (Zimbabwe)
Assessor: Alhambra Nievas (Spain)

13 August 2019

Kenya vs Uganda
Referee: Ashleigh Murray (South Africa)
Assessor: Alhambra Nievas (Spain)

Madagascar vs South Africa
Referee: Saudah Adiru (Uganda)
Assessor: Alhambra Nievas (Spain)

17 August 2019

Madagascar vs Uganda
Referee: Ashleigh Murray (South Africa)
Assessor: Alhambra Nievas (Spain)

South Africa vs Kenya
Referee:  Precious Pazani (Zimbabwe)
Assessor: Alhambra Nievas (Spain)

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