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Coleraine Rugby Club fined after female referee targeted with abuse

Coleraine Rugby Club has been issued with a fine by Ulster Rugby after a female referee was subjected to verbal sexist abuse from its members during a match last month.

The abuse came during a home game between Coleraine's First XV senior team against Dromore RFC in the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championships.

The BBC have reported that Derry referee Grainne Crabtree, a former City of Derry player, was the subject of personal sexist abuse during the match.

Ulster Rugby issued the club with a fine following a match on March 10.

A spokesperson for Ulster Rugby said it was aware of the incident.

"This was referred to the IRFU (Ulster Branch) Disciplinary Committee and the club was sanctioned appropriately," the spokesperson said.


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