South African women’s referee Ashleigh Murray has been named as one of six referees to manage at the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Qualifier in Hong Kong.
Murray has done very well for herself in the domestic women’s referee ranks in the last few years, where she has been named on the SA Rugby women’s panel since 2014.
SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux said they are very proud of Murray,
“The Women’s World Series Qualifier is a significant tournament, as the winner will earn a spot as a core team in the 2018/19 Women’s Sevens Series circuit, so we wish her luck.
“Ashleigh is a dedicated referee with a fantastic work ethic and great ambition, and this could be the start of great things to come in future,”he said.
“We pride ourselves on our referee structures in South Africa, and to have two women, Aimee Barrett-Theron and Ashleigh, making their presence felt in international tournaments shows that we are on the right track. They are certainly an inspiration for all young women looking to take up the whistle, Roux added.
Murray was also include in the team taking charge of the SA Rugby Women’s Interprovincial final between Border and Western Province last season and the Women’s Interprovincial B Section final in 2016.