Richard Silverwood appointed referee for cup final

 

Richard Silverwood will referee the Challenge Cup final between Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves.

Silverwood will referee his third cup final, after refereeing the 2010 and 2006 finals.

Earlier this year he refereed the ANZAC Test match between Australia and New Zealand, his fourth consecutive mid-season international.

Silverwood will be assisted by touch judges James Child and Tim Roby on the field. Steve Ganson will be reserve referee, while George Stokes will act as reserve touch judge.

Injured referee Phil Bentham will be the video referee.