Posted on February 5, 2019
She already has international experience, having refereed Wales against South Africa last year and says the Six Nations call came as a surprise.
She said: “Getting the game in the Autumn, I was not expecting that. I felt the game went quite well and my review went well. I thought I may have a chance. I didn’t expect a phone call to say I was going to have a Six Nations game.” For O’Donnell, her refereeing dreams are on another international stage but she is wary of her competition.
She said: “Ideally, I would love to say I could go to the World Cup. We will have to see performances go. There’s a lot of competition in the Rugby Football Union with some of the referees coming through. Some of the referees across Europe and the world are now pushing boundaries.”