Another milestone for SA referee Aimee Barrett-Theron

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Another milestone for SA referee Aimee Barrett-Theron

The highly regarded referee is blazing a trail for budding women rugby match officials

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Aimee Barrett-Theron will chalk up another significant milestone in her career when she takes charge of the United Rugby Championship (URC) match between Benetton and Ospreys in Treviso this weekend.

The former national team player will be the first woman to take the whistle in the newly formed URC, but she’s the third behind Ireland’s Joy Neville and Scotland’s Hollie Davidson who had officiated league matches in PRO Rugby, this competition's forerunner.

The biokineticist, who picked up the whistle in 2014, quickly got into her stride as a match official. She officiated at the Rio Olympics and later that year was named on SA Rugby’s national panel, the first woman to be elevated to that list...

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