Cobb retires from refereeing

MJ Black

The Rugby Football League has confirmed match official Joe Cobb has retired from refereeing to pursue his legal career.

Cobb took charge of his first Super League game in 2014 and became a full-time match official in 2015.

Rugby Football League Chief Operating Officer, Ralph Rimmer, said “The Rugby Football League would like to thank Joe for his efforts and wish him the best of luck pursuing his professional ambitions.”

Cobb is the third referee to quit the sport within the last 12 months, with George Stokes and Matt Thomason also hanging up their whistles last August.