International referees named from eight countries

International Rugby League (IRL), the governing body of the international game, has announced the names of the successful referees who will be able to officiate…

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United Nations attached Fijian to set up Rugby League in Austria

Misaele Vakadranu is a Rugby League `missionary with a whistle’. Fijian-born, Misaele came to England in 2000 to join the British Army, which is where…

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Super League referee James Child speaks publicly about being gay

“James Child hopes his interview with the BBC’s LGBT Sport Podcast, which was broadcast this morning, is another step in taking the sting out of…

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Schoey on the loss of a refereeing giant

Garry Schofield pays tribute to Billy Thompson, the former referee whose death was announced last week. Debating refereeing performances and the decisions they make will…

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Billy Thompson MBE: A legendary referee with tales to tell

Public reaction to the death at 87 of Billy Thompson suggests he was just as good at talking about being a Rugby League referee as…

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What a year for International Rugby League

Upfront: The League Express opinion – Mon 18th Jan 2021 Three Super League referees have been selected for the International Rugby League (IRL) Elite Referees…

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English referees added to international panel

International Rugby League (IRL) has appointed a further three referees to its newly formed elite match officials panel. English referees, Robert Hicks (above), Chris Kendall…

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