Clare Daniels will once again make history this weekend when she becomes the first female assistant referee in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.
The 42-year-old became the first-ever female fourth official in Premiership Rugby history back in September when Exeter Chiefs beat Bristol Rugby at Ashton Gate, and she returns to the south west on Sunday to officiate as Cardiff Blues descend on Sandy Park.
Daniels is already the world’s most capped female Test referee, having refereed numerous matches at Women’s Rugby World Cups and Six Nations, and before taking on a refereeing role with the RFU was a sports writer for the Bath Chronicle for seven years.
Luke Pearce will be the man in the middle for that clash, while elsewhere Christophe Ridley will referee Scarlets v Bath Rugby, Mike Hudson is at Ospreys v Harlequins, and Greg Macdonald will cast his eye over Bristol v Sale Sharks.
Mike Adamson will be at Allianz Park for Saracens v Newcastle Falcons, Andrew Jackson takes charge of Leicester Tigers v Newport Gwent Dragons and Northampton Saints v Gloucester Rugby will be refereed by Craig Evans.
Scarlets v Bath Rugby
Referee: Christophe Ridley
Assistant Refs: Neil Jones, Richard Hughes
Ospreys v Harlequins
Referee: Mike Hudson
Assistant Refs: Chris Williams, Neil Perkins
Bristol Rugby v Sale Sharks
Referee: Greg Macdonald
Assistant Refs: Andrew Pearce, John Meredith
TMO: Keith Lewis
Saracens v Newcastle Falcons
Referee: Mike Adamson
Assistant Refs: Simon McConnell, Nigel Carrick
Leicester Tigers v Newport Gwent Dragons
Referee: Andrew Jackson
Assistant Refs: Steve Lee, Darryl Chapman
Northampton Saints v Gloucester Rugby
Referee: Craig Evans
Assistant Refs: Jack Makepeace, Wayne Falla
Exeter Chiefs v Cardiff Blues
Referee: Luke Pearce
Assistant Refs: Matthew O’Grady, Clare Daniels
TMO: Geoff Warren
Wasps v Worcester Warriors
Referee: Adam Jones
Assistant Refs: Paul Burton, Andy Watson
The second round of the Anglo-Welsh Cup kicks off this weekend. For full details of the tournament and tickets for the Final at the Twickenham Stoop on Sunday 19 March see www.new-heroes.com