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Alhambra Nievas became the first female to referee a men's rugby international in Helsinki on Saturday.

Rugby history: First female referee presides over international match in Helsinki

On Saturday, after 146 long years, rugby history was made in Helsinki when Spaniard Alhambra Nievas became the first woman to ever referee an international men’s game, as she took charge of the Rugby Europe Conference 2 North encounter between Finland and Norway. In another first, Nievas was assisted by Emmi Laine of Finland and Severine Lescoffit of Norway - making the trio the first all-female refereeing team to officiate at a men’s international game.

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