Limerick’s Joy Neville to referee two Pool games at next month’s Women’s Rugby World Cup

The Limerick native will act as a referee and AR assistant at next month’s World Cup.

IRFU High Performance Referee Joy Neville will referee two Pool Matches at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in October.

The Limerick native will take charge of the Pool B clash between Japan and Canada in Whangarei on Sunday 9 October. The following Saturday she will oversee the meeting between England and France at the same venue in Pool C.

She will also provide AR support for Aimee Barrett-Theron for the Pool B meetinf og Canada and USA Sunday 23 October.

All-Ireland League Division 1A, Lakelands Park, Dublin 2/11/2018 Terenure College vs Dublin University Referee Joy Neville Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

The appointments for the knockout stages have yet to be confirmed but will be at a later date.

Joy represented Ireland as a player at two Women’s Rugby World Cups (2006 and 2010) and refereed the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup Final between England and New Zealand at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.

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