World Rugby Unveils Match Officials for Guinness Women’s Six Nations and Pacific Four Series 2024

A total of eleven officials from 10 different nations have been appointed to officiate across the 21 matches, reflecting World Rugby’s commitment to diversity and the development of match officiating talent in the sport.

World Rugby has announced the Emirates match official appointments for the upcoming Guinness Women’s Six Nations and Pacific Four Series 2024, marking a significant milestone for women’s rugby on the global stage.

A total of eleven officials from 10 different nations have been appointed to officiate across the 21 matches, reflecting World Rugby’s commitment to diversity and the development of match officiating talent in the sport.

This announcement comes at a crucial time for women’s rugby, with the WXV and the highly anticipated Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025 on the horizon. As the sport enters a transformative era with new competitions and the expansion of the Rugby World Cup to include 24 teams in 2027, the selection of officials underscores World Rugby’s dedication to promoting gender equality and fostering inclusivity in rugby.

The appointments aim to create greater depth and wider national representation among match officials, while also ensuring the retention of experienced referees who play a crucial role in shaping the modern refereeing landscape.

The announcement sets the stage for an exciting series of matches, showcasing the growing prominence of women’s rugby and the talent and dedication of players, coaches, and match officials alike on the global stage. As anticipation builds for the upcoming tournaments, rugby fans around the world can look forward to witnessing the thrilling action and inspiring performances that characterize the women’s game.