Limerick's Joy Neville asked 'do I call you sir or ref?' during Welsh Principality tie

Donn O'Sullivan


Donn O'Sullivan


Limerick rugby referee Joy Neville

Limerick's Joy Neville who refereed a Welsh Principality tie at the weekend

Pontypridd's 45-12 victory over Ebbw Vale last weekend saw a moment of rugby history as Joy Neville became the first woman to referee a Principality Premiership game.

Following the game, Wales Online asked her, what did the players call her?  Neville said: "Mam, sir, miss.. They say sir and apologise immediately... I say, call me sir, mam, whatever, once it's not offensive".

Neville, who has recently been appointed as a full time rugby referee, took to social media to thank both clubs for a great game.