American female referee named to Junior World Rugby Trophy panel

USA Rugby’s Leah Bernard has been named to the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 2012 match official panel. The tournament will take place in June in Murray.

It’s the first time that a female official has been named to the tournament panel.

“I am delighted to be named as part of an exceptional match officials panel, particularly as the Junior World Rugby Trophy is held on home soil in Salt Lake City this year,” Bernard said.

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You can see a Q & with Bernard, a native of Minnesota, here.