17 Apr 2009

ARL to meet over two referees

7:08 am on 17 April 2009

The Australian Rugby League board will meet next Tuesday to discuss whether to use one or two referees for this year's State of Origin series.

The ARL and New Zealand Rugby League have already agreed to revert to one referee, a neutral Englishmen, for the Test match in Brisbane on May 8th.

One referee will also be in charge for the end of year Four Nations series between the Kangaroos, Kiwis, Great Britain and France in Europe.

But the ARL board have yet to decide whether to adopt the National Rugby League model for the Origin series and will discuss recommendations from NRL referees' coach Robert Finch next Tuesday.