Venues and match times have been confirmed for the 2015 Women’s Six Nations Tournament. Matches kick off February 6, 2015 with 2nd place runner-ups in 2014 Ireland facing Italy. The defending champions France then face Scotland on February 7.
Ireland won the 2015 championship on a points difference tie-break from France, after both teams had won four of their five matches; it was Ireland’s second title in three seasons. Ireland had to win their final game, against Scotland, by a margin of 27 points or more to win the title and achieved this with victory by 73 points to 3.
World Rugby name Women’s 6 Nations Referees
Two referees will make their international test debuts during the Women’s Six Nations in the northern hemisphere next year.
Spain’s Alhambra Nievas and England’s Sara Cox were appointed after successfully refereeing friendly internationals over the course of 2014 as well as performing assistant referee roles during Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 in France.
World Rugby High Performance Match Officials Manager Joel Jutge has put a newly structured group in place with Nievas and Cox replacing Marlize Jordaan and Nicky Inwood who left the match officials panel this year.
The full panel for the Women’s Six Nations championship features Jess Beard (NZL), Leah Berard (USA), Sara Cox (ENG), Claire Hodnett (ENG), Alhambra Nievas (ESP), Helen O’Reilly (IRE), Amy Perrett (AUS) and Sherry Trumbull (CAN).
View all of the Six Nations referee appointments.
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FIXTURES & RESULTS
|2/6/2015||19:00:00||Italy||5||Ireland||30||Stadio Mario Lodigiani|
|2/7/2015||14:00:00||France||42||Scotland||0||Stade Henri Desgrange|
|2/13/2015||19:30:00||Ireland||5||France||10||Militown House, Ashbourne RFC||Link|
|2/27/2015||19:30:00||Ireland||11||England||8||Militown House, Ashbourne RFC|
|3/13/2015||19:35:00||England||42||Scotland||13||Northern Echo Arena|