Chris Kendall to take charge of key match in fight for Super League survival

Round Twenty of Super League was a rarity as it saw a set of fixtures that didn’t draw major controversy, a huge chance from the Challenge Cup semi-finals one week prior although there were some minor tense incidents as St Helens hosted Leeds Rhinos.

Those issues were quickly nipped in the bud by official Liam Moore after Morgan Knowles and Richie Myler went head to head with one another.

Only one yellow card was shown across the whole round and just three charges by the Match Review Panel, all of which were Grade B charges and only merited a fine.

It’s typically a sign of a strong refereeing performance when a game passes by without incident and from a quality of rugby point of view that will be what fans want to see this week.

The officials have now been confirmed for the round twenty one fixtures and it’s Chris Kendall who takes charge of the game that has the most on the line.

Wakefield Trinity, with four wins in six, head to Hull FC knowing that a win could lift them from the bottom of the table for the first time all season.

The Challenge Cup semi-final repeat between Wigan Warriors and Hull KR will have Aaron Moore as the man in the middle, whilst the other two Friday night fixtures see Tom Grant in charge at the Jungle as Huddersfield face Castleford and Liam Moore taking charge of Warrington vs Catalans.

Sunday sees two other games as well a Chris Kendall’s Hull FC and Trinity clash, with Leigh travelling to Headingley where they’ll have Marcus Griffiths in charge whereas Salford vs St Helens will be controlled by Jack Smith.

A full list of the officials can be found below.

Wigan Warriors v Hull KR
04th August, KO: 20:00
M Com: R. Safi
Referee: A. Moore
Reserve Referee: A. Sweet
Touch Judge 1: M. Griffiths
Touch Judge 2: J. Vella
In Goal: D. Arnold
In Goal 2: M. Lynn
Time Keeper: P. Taberner

Castleford Tigers v Huddersfield Giants
04th August, KO: 20:00
M Com: G. Kershaw
Referee: T. Grant
Reserve Referee: B. Brocklehurst
Touch Judge 1: L. Rush
Touch Judge 2: R. Cox
In Goal: K. Moore
In Goal 2: S. Ellis
Time Keeper: S. Williams

Warrington Wolves v Catalans Dragons
04th August, KO: 20:00
M Com: P. Smith
Referee: L. Moore
Reserve Referee: R. Thompson
Touch Judge 1: J. Smith
Touch Judge 2: M. Craven
Video Referee: B. Thaler
Reserve Touch Judge: L. Flavell
Time Keeper: A. Brown

Salford Red Devils v St Helens
06th August, KO: 15:00
M Com: K. Leyland
Referee: J. Smith
Reserve Referee: P. Marklove
Touch Judge 1: D. Bowmer
Touch Judge 2: C. Worsley
In Goal: G. Jones
In Goal 2: P. Brooke
Time Keeper: R. Safi

Hull FC v Wakefield Trinity
06th August, KO: 15:00
M Com: S. Williams
Referee: C. Kendall
Reserve Referee: L. Bland
Touch Judge 1: A. Smith
Touch Judge 2: N. Horton
In Goal: T. Gibbs
In Goal 2: J. Stearne
Time Keeper: T. Randerson

Leeds Rhinos v Leigh Leopards
06th August, KO: 15:00
M Com: P. Hewitt
Referee: M. Griffiths
Reserve Referee: T. Grant
Touch Judge 1: R. Thompson
Touch Judge 2: A. Moore
Video Referee: L. Moore
Reserve Touch Judge: J. Wood
Time Keeper: M. Hebblethwaite