Golden era for female referees Trailblazers in professional game
The Spaniard took charge of the women’s sevens final at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Officiated a Rugby Europe Conference match between Finland and Norway in 2017 – the first female to oversee a men’s rugby union international.
The first female assistant referee in a Challenge Cup fixture in 2016, before taking charge of matches in the competition. Was crowned World Rugby’s referee of the year in 2017.
The mother-of-one became the first woman to referee a men’s Super Rugby game, in Canberra last month, after regularly being an assistant.