Joy Neville makes history in Belfast by becoming the first female to referee a PRO14 game
Referee Joy Neville added another piece of history to her already impressive CV when she took charge of Ulster's 59-10 win over Southern Kings in the Guinness PRO14 at the Kingspan Stadium.
The 34-year-old became the first female official to referee a fixture in the tournament's history.
Neville was named World Rugby Referee of the Year in November, a month after taking charge of her first international between Norway and Denmark.
After winning 70 caps which included helping Ireland complete a Gram Slam on the way to claiming the Six Nations title in 2013, she took steps to become a referee.
Since then, she has progressed from serving as an assistant referee to taking charge of high-profile games such as Friday's PRO14 fixture in Belfast.