Hicks on Wembley duty

Date published: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Following a meeting of The Match Officials Appointments Panel, Ben Cummins and Richard Silverwood have been appointed to referee the RLWC2013 semi-finals.

The panel has also decided to add another level of scrutiny to video referee decisions by appointing a second video referee to each semi-final and then the final at Old Trafford.

Stuart Cummings, a member of the panel, said “The second video referee will observe the decision-making process of the video referee and offer additional information where it is deemed necessary.

“The panel feels this is an appropriate step at this stage of the tournament.”

Local referee Robert Hicks will be one of the touchjudges  in the Australia v Fiji semi-final.

The appointments for the RLWC2013 semi-finals are:

New Zealand v England
Referee Ben Cummins
Touch Judge James Child
Touch Judge Grant Atkins
Reserve Referee Shayne Hayne
Video Referee Ashley Klein
2nd Video Referee Henry Perenara
Australia v Fiji
Referee Richard Silverwood
Touch Judge Robert Hicks
Touch Judge Tim Roby
Reserve Referee Phil Bentham
Video Referee Ben Thaler
2nd Video Referee Henry Perenara