The English Premiership can have its first feminine referee on Saturday when Sara Cox takes cost of reigning champions Harlequins’ conflict with Worcester at London’s Twickenham Stoop stadium.
“Huge congratulations to @SaraCoxRef,” Premiership Rugby tweeted on Monday.
“She’ll become the first woman to referee a #GallagherPrem league game on Saturday. Continually making history.”
Cox turned the world’s first skilled feminine rugby referee in 2016 after receiving a central contract from England’s Rugby Football Union (RFU).
She turned the primary feminine assistant referee in Premiership historical past in August 2020 when she officiated a fixture between Bath and Wasps.
Cox was additionally the primary girl to referee a match within the home Premiership Rugby Cup knockout competitors in 2018.
She took cost of the ladies’s rugby sevens Olympic gold medal match between New Zealand and France in Tokyo in July and has officiated at two Women’s Rugby World Cups.