SCOTLAND'S Hollie Davidson has been appointed to referee the women’s World Cup final between England and New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday.

She becomes the second Scottish official to control a women’s World Cup final, following Jim Fleming in 1994.

It will be Davidson’s 26th Test as a referee, with South African Aimee Barrett-Theron and France’s Aurelie Groizeleau appointed as her assistants, World Rugby said.

English referee Sara Cox, meanwhile, will control the bronze medal match between Canada and France in Auckland on Saturday.

World Rugby’s referee talent development manager Alhambra Nievas said: “For Hollie, 2022 has been a remarkable year.

“She has taken charge of some of the biggest competitions across sevens and 15s, including the women’s finals at the Commonwealth Games and Rugby World Cup Sevens.

“She also created history when she was the first female appointed to referee a men’s Six Nations team with Italy’s 38-31 victory over Portugal.”