Beatrice Benvenuti

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Beatrice Benvenuti
Born1993 (1993)
NationalityItalian
OccupationRugby referee

Beatrice Benvenuti (born 1993) is an Italian rugby referee.

Benvenuti has refereed at the 2016 Olympic Games,[1] the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2014[2] and 2017[3] and the Women's Six Nations Championship in 2018[4] and 2019.[5] She has also refereed at the 2018 Women's Rugby World Cup Sevens[6] and at the 2018 USA Women's Sevens.[7]

In December 2016, she was tackled during an Italian League match by Argentinian player Bruno Doglioli. Benvenuti gave the player a yellow card and finished refereeing the match but was later taken to hospital where she was diagnosed with having whiplash. The Italian Rugby Federation also banned Doglioli from playing professional rugby for three years.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "World Rugby Officiating : The home of Rugby officiating on the web". officiating.worldrugby.org. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Rugby player banned for three years for tackling female referee in match". the Guardian. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Match officials announced". rwswomens.com. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Hollie Davidson: Scottish referee to make Women's Six Nations debut". BBC Sport. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Women's Six Nations referees announced". Six Nations Rugby. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Match officials announced for landmark Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018". www.world.rugby. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  7. ^ "World Rugby Officiating : The home of Rugby officiating on the web". officiating.worldrugby.org. Retrieved 12 February 2019.