Aimee Barrett-Theron Breaks New Ground

South African rugby referee Aimee Barrett-Theron (centre) breaks new ground by becoming the first woman to officiate a men’s Super Rugby match, on Saturday, 21 November 2020Photo: Supplied

South African rugby referee, Aimee Barrett-Theron, is making headlines after breaking new ground to become the first woman to officiate a men’s Super Rugby match on Saturday, 21 November 2020.

Theron was in charge of the match between the Bulls and Pumas, putting in a flawless effort as she made history.

She expressed her excitement on Instagram saying: “Absolutely incredible experience out there refereeing my first Super Rugby match!

“Thanks for all the amazing messages and calls – I’m blown away by the support,” she concluded.

The reactions to this game-changing moment saw social media blow up as many showed their support for the 33-year-old.

 

 

Image Caption: South African rugby referee Aimee Barrett-Theron (centre) breaks new ground by becoming the first woman to officiate a men’s Super Rugby match, on Saturday, 21 November 2020. Photo: Supplied

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