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Rugby: Teen rugby referee Mary Pringle takes challenges head-on

Mary Pringle is unfazed by the tough task ahead as she aims to eventually handle an international men's match.
Mary Pringle is unfazed by the tough task ahead as she aims to eventually handle an international men's match.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Mary Pringle remembers freezing for a moment before asking the pitch invader to leave politely.

She was the referee in a rugby match between two Under-12 teams, and the coach of one of the teams had stormed onto the pitch to confront her.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 23, 2018, with the headline 'Teen rugby ref faces challenges head-on'. Print Edition | Subscribe