Phil Bentham to referee Four Nations final

Leigh-born Super League referee Phil Bentham has been selected to officiate the Four Nations final between New Zealand and Australia on Saturday.

The 43-year-old, who took charge of this year’s Super League Grand Final and had to dismiss Wigan’s Ben Flower, was chosen by a three-man selection panel.

New Zealand’s Henry Perenara and Australia’s Bernard Sutton have been appointed as video referees, while Oldham’s Robert Hicks will be one of the touch judges.