Moore to referee cup final

The RFL have confirmed Liam Moore will referee the Challenge Cup Final between Leeds Rhinos and Salford Red Devils on Saturday.

It will be Moore’s first major final since becoming a full-time official in 2016. At 25, he is one of the youngest to ever take charge of the final.

Jack Smith and Tom Grant will be Touch Judge, with Ben Thaler as the Video Referee. Chris Kendall will be the reserve referee.

Dave Rotheram, the RFL’s Chief On-Field Officer, said: Congratulations to Liam Moore for being appointed to referee his first Challenge Cup Final, and to all the other officials who have been appointed for Wembley.

“It was not an easy decision, given the high quality of performance by our officials in what has been an especially difficult season.

“Liam deserves this opportunity for the consistency he has shown since the restart of the season in August.

“After Chris Kendall’s appointment for the Betfred Super League Grand Final and international fixtures last autumn, it is encouraging to have a growing pool of officials who are pushing for recognition in the game’s showpiece occasions.”