The referees for Scotland's summer tour to the Americas have been announced, while Scotland's Hollie Davidson will referee the world champions in July. 

Davidson will be in the middle when South Africa face Portugal in Bloemfontein.

She will be joined by Mike Adamson as assistant referee and Andrew McMenemy as Television Match Official (TMO) for the July 20 clash. 

The match will mark another major milestone in Davidson’s career which saw her become the first female to be part of the officiating team in a Guinness Men’s Six Nations fixture, as an assistant referee in England’s win over Wales at Twickenham.

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In 2022, Davidson also became the first woman to referee a men’s Six Nations team when Italy played Portugal.

Davidson will referee Canada v Romania at TD Place, Ottawa, a week after Scotland play the Canadians at the same venue. 

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She has also been appointed as referee for a September 7 Pacific Nations Cup tie between Japan and USA, a game for which another Scottish Rugby official Sam Grove-White, will be an assistant.

The pair will be part of the match officials team for that competition’s semi-final fixtures.

Davidson said: “To referee the World Champions in their home stadium will be a massive occasion for not only myself but all of the refereeing team and it’s something to look forward to.

“I have enjoyed and learned a lot from the high-profile matches I’ve been involved in, especially in the Guinness Six Nations and URC this year.

“I want to continue to progress and I’m excited about the matches I’ll be involved in as the club season draws to a close before looking ahead to the international games in the summer.”

Additionally, on Saturday 6 July, Mike Adamson will be the assistant referee for South Africa v Ireland.

Meanwhile, the officials for all four of Scotland's summer tour matches have been confirmed. 

Canada vs Scotland

Referee: Adam Leal (IRFU); Assistants: Jordan Way (RA), Kahili Harrison (USAR); TMO: Austin Reed (USAR) 

USA vs Scotland

Referee: Jordan Way (RA); Assistants: Adam Leal (IRFU), Robin Kaluzniak (CA) TMO: Chris Assmus (CA)

Chile vs Scotland

Referee: Mathieu Raynal (FFR); Assistants: Andrew Brace (IRFU), Gonzalo De Achaval (UAR); TMO: Marius van der Westhuizen (SARU) 

Uruguay vs Scotland

Referee: Damian Schneider (UAR); Assistants: Mathieu Raynal (FFR) and Luc Ramos (both FFR) TMO: Olly Hodges (IRFU)