Hollie Davidson to make history with Men’s Six Nations assistant referee role

Scot will make history when she runs the touch for England versus Wales match at Twickenham on 10th February

Hollie Davidson. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

HOLLIE DAVIDSON will become the first female official to be an assistant referee in a Men’s Six Nations match when England take on Wales at Twickenham on 10th February, working alongside referee James Doleman, fellow assistant Ben O’Keeffe and TMO Brendon Pickerill.

“It is a huge honour,” Davidson said. “To be involved in such an internationally renowned fixture is something I’m massively looking forward to and I can’t wait to start off 2024 at such an exciting tournament.”

Davidson will be the only Scottish match official involved in this year’s tournament.


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Full list of match officials for the 2024 Six Nations –

France v Ireland @ Orange Velodrome, Marseille on Friday 2nd February 2024

  • Referee: Karl Dickson (RFU)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Carley (RFU)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Jordan Way (RA)
  • TMO: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Italy v England @ Stadio Olimpico, Rome on Saturday 3rd February, 2024

  • Referee: Paul Williams (NZR)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Nic Berry (RA)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Pierre Brousset (FFR)
  • TMO: Brett Cronan (RA)

Wales v Scotland at Principality Stadium, Cardiff on Saturday 3rd February, 2024

  • Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (NZR)
  • Assistant Referee 1: James Doleman (NZR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Angus Mabey (NZR)
  • TMO: Brendon Pickerill (NZR)

Scotland v France at Murrayfield, Edinburgh on Saturday 10th February, 2024

  • Referee: Nic Berry (RA)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Nika Amashukeli (GRU)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Jordan Way (RA)
  • TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)

England v Wales at Twickenham Stadium, London on Saturday 10th February, 2024

  • Referee: James Doleman (NZR)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Ben O’Keeffe (NZR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Hollie Davidson (SRU)
  • TMO: Brendon Pickerill (NZR)

Ireland v Italy at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on Sunday 11th February, 2024

  • Referee: Pierre Brousset (FFR)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Luc Ramos (FFR)
  • TMO: Eric Gauzins (FFR)

Ireland v Wales at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on Saturday 24th February, 2024

  • Referee: Andrea Piardi (FIR)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Karl Dickson (RFU)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Gianluca Gnecchi (FIR)
  • TMO: Eric Gauzins (FFR)

Scotland v England at Murrayfield, Edinburgh on Saturday 24th February, 2024

  • Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Chris Busby (IRFU)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Eoghan Cross (IRFU)
  • TMO: Marius Jonker (SARU)

France v Italy at Decathlon Arena, Lille on Sunday 25th February, 2024

  • Referee: Christophe Ridley (RFU)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Carley (RFU)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Craig Evans (WRU)
  • TMO: Ian Tempest (RFU)

Italy v Scotland at Stadio Olimpico, Rome on Saturday 9th March, 2024

  • Referee: Jaco Peyper (SARU)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Karl Dickson (RFU)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Adam Leal (RFU)
  • TMO: Marius van der Westhuizen (SARU)

England v Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, London on Saturday 9th March, 2024

  • Referee: Nika Amashukeli (GRU)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Andrea Piardi (FIR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Craig Evans (WRU)
  • TMO: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

Wales v France at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff on Sunday 10th March, 2024

  • Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Damian Schneider (UAR)
  • TMO: Ian Tempest (RFU)

Wales v Italy at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff on Saturday 16th March, 2024

  • Referee: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Chris Busby (IRFU)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Morné Ferreira (SARU)
  • TMO: Joy Neville (IRFU)

Ireland v Scotland at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on Saturday 16th March, 2024

  • Referee: Matthew Carley (RFU)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Karl Dickson (RFU)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Christophe Ridley (RFU)
  • TMO: Marius Jonker (SARU)

France v England at Groupama Stadium, Lyon on Saturday 16th March, 2024

  • Referee: Angus Gardner (RA)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Nika Amashukeli (GRU)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Damian Schneider (UAR)
  • TMO: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)

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5 Comments

    • When I looked at some of the referees at the WC I did find it strange that Scotland doesn’t have more of a representation at a higher level.

  1. Congratulations Hollie, well deserved and great Scotland has a referee being given a chance at the highest level.

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