Jessica Beard appointed to Sevens referee panel

NZR     09 Jul 2014     NZR

The list includes a referee from each of Australia, England, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Spain and USA and all were involved in last season’s series.

It continues a strong rise for Beard who featured at the Sevens World Cup in Moscow last year, plying her craft with the whistle while juggling physiotherapy training.

The full list is: Jessica Beard (New Zealand), Leah Berard (USA), Sara Cox (England), Gabriel Lee (Hong Kong), Alhambra Nievas (Spain) and Amy Perrett (Australia). 

As before, the panel will be joined by Rasta Rasivhenge of South Africa and Fiji’s James Bolabiu from the men’s panel for certain rounds of the series. 

Details of the dates and venues for next season’s IRB Women’s Sevens World Series will be announced in due course.