Match officials appointed for semi-finals

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

The decision has also been taken to add another level of scrutiny to the refereeing decisions by appointing a second video referee to each semi-final, and also the final.

Stuart Cummings of the RLWC2013 Match Officials Appointments Panel had this to say:

“The second video referee will observe the decision-making process of the video referee and offer additional information where it is deemed necessary.

“The Match Officials Appointments Panel feel that this is an appropriate step at this stage of the tournament.”

The appointments for the RLWC2013 semi-finals are as follows:

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

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