SHE HAS EVEN REFFED NUDE TOUCH RUGBY!
What would you say if you were asked to ref a game of nude touch rugby!? That’s what happened to Julie one day in 2004, when she picked up the phone at work, find out how she got on refereeing blind at middle beach in Dunedin!
Her first game was in June 2004, when Julie refereed the Nude Blacks versus England. An imaginary sprig test, a naked haka and a fully clothed streaker were all highlights of the match!
In 2011 Julie was telling a conference that sometimes these opportunities come along once in a lifetime. In the audience that day was a friend of the guy who organised the nude touch rugby, so soon after Julie got her call up to referee her second match! This time the Nude Blacks versus Fiji at Logan Park.
Julies most recent stint as blind ref came in 2014 again when the English team visited the city. The nude touch rugby matches are played prior to international test matches in Dunedin every year. The All Blacks won that night at Forsyth Barr Stadium with the same result to be deliver by the Nude Blacks earlier in the day!