Robert Hicks has been selected to referee the Challenge Cup final.
Hicks began officiating eight years ago and has worked his way through the ranks ever since.
A former Grand Final referee, he who took charge of the semi-final between Catalans Dragons and St Helens earlier this year.
Steve Ganson, Head of Match Officials said: “Robert has delivered consistently high-level performances throughout 2018. This appointment is a recognition of those efforts. I am also very pleased to appoint what we consider to be a very strong and experienced match officials team.”