Coleraine Rugby Club has been fined after a female referee from Derry was subjected to verbal abuse from its members during a match last month.

Ulster Rugby administered the fine against the club after a match on March 10.

Coleraine First XV senior team were playing a home game against Dromore RFC in the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championships.

It is understood referee Grainne Crabtree, a former City of Derry player, was the subject of personal sexist abuse during the match.

A spokesperson for Ulster Rugby said it was aware of the incident.

"This was referred to the IRFU (Ulster Branch) Disciplinary Committee and the club was sanctioned appropriately," the spokesperson said.

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