Chris Kendall selected to referee 2019 Super League Grand Final

James Messenger

Chris Kendall has been chosen as referee for this weekend’s Super League Grand Final clash between St Helens and Salford. 

It will be the 27-year-old’s first Grand Final appointment, and he will become the 11th referee for the 22nd Super League Grand Final.

Kendall is a former Huddersfield Giants Academy player who joined the RFL’s panel of full-time referees in 2015, and has officiated at the 2017 Rugby World Cup, including as Touch Judge in the final.

He will be assisted by video referee Ben Thaler, while Clint Sharrad & Marcus Griffiths will act as touch judges in this Saturday’s game at Old Trafford.

Elsewhere, Greg Dolan will referee the Women’s Super League Grand Final between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday night.

Steve Ganson, the RFL’s Head of Match Officials, said: “Congratulations to all of the officials for their Grand Final appointments. As ever, it’s a reward for their performances throughout the 2019 season.”

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