Robert Hicks to referee Super League Grand Final

Drew Darbyshire

Robert Hicks will referee the 2018 Super League Grand Final between Wigan and Warrington on Saturday.

The main event takes place at Old Trafford on Saturday, October 13 (6pm).

Hicks’ only previous Grand Final appearance was another rivalry between the Warriors and Wolves in 2016, when Wigan secured a 12-6 win over their neighbours.

After taking charge of the 2018 Challenge Cup final between Catalans Dragons and Warrington, Hicks will join a select group of officials to have refereed both the Challenge Cup and Grand Final in the same season.

Richard Thompson and Chris Kendall have been appointed tough judges, with Ben Thaler as video referee.

Gareth Hewer has been appointed as reserve referee, with Marcus Griffiths as reserve tough judge.