Sarah Corrigan to referee World Cup final

(IRB.COM) Thursday 2 September 2010
 
 Sarah Corrigan to referee World Cup final
Sarah Corrigan refereed the 2006 World Cup semi final

Australian referee Sarah Corrigan has been handed the honour of refereeing the Women's Rugby World Cup 2010 final between New Zealand and England at the Twickenham Stoop on Sunday.

The 30-year-old, who made her officiating test debut at the last World Cup in Canada four years ago, will have David Keane of Ireland and Kerstin Ljungdahl of Germany as her assistant referees for the tournament's title decider.

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American Dana Teagarden will take charge of the third place play-off between France and Australia, which kicks off at The Stoop at 15:00, with Keane and England's Debbie Innes the assistant referees.

Nicky Inwood of New Zealand will act as television match official for the third place play-off, before David McMenemy of Scotland takes over for the final.

As well as the two matches taking place at The Stoop on Sunday, the placings from fifth to 12th will be determined at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.

France's Sebastian Minery will referee the fifth place play-off between North American rivals Canada and USA with Clare Daniels of England and Canada's Sherry Trumbull as the assistant referees.

The battle for seventh place between familiar opponents Scotland and Ireland will have Canadian referee Joyce Henry blowing the whistle and Inwood and Natalie Amor of England as her assistants referees.

McMenemy, before heading to The Stoop to act as TMO, will take charge of the second meeting of Wales and South Africa in the tournament, this time for ninth place with Javier Mancuso of Argentina and Italy's Barbara Guastini of Italy the assistant referees.

The opening game of the day, between Sweden and Kazakhstan as they attempt to avoid finishing bottom of the standings, will see Hong Kong official Gabriel Lee in charge with Daniels and Sara Cox acting as assistant referees.

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