Super League Referee Appointment: Chris Kendall to take charge of semi-final

This weekend we will see Wigan Warriors battle Hull KR in the Super League semi-final as well as St Helens’ trip to France after defeating Warrington Wolves in the first week of the play offs.

Both games are obviously huge with a place at Old Trafford waiting for the winners.

Wigan and Hull KR have already met in a semi-final in 2023. They collided at the home of Leeds Rhinos, Headingley Stadium, in the Challenge Cup with Hull KR stunning a 12 man Warriors side.

Wigan will want revenge and a return to the Grand Final since 2020. The Robins are playing in their second Super League semi-final in three years.

As for the other game, it is a rematch of the 2021 Grand Final and Saints’ 10th consecutive semi-final.

The game will be the end of either Sam Tomkins’ or James Roby’s careers with both set to retire when their season ends.

Such big games, this begs the question who will feature as the officials?

Chris Kendall takes charge of the game in France with Jack Smith the video referee before Liam Moore is in charge at Wigan with Ben Thaler the video referee.

Catalans Dragons v St Helens
06th October, KO: 20:00
M Com: V. Jenkins
Referee: C. Kendall
Reserve Referee: L. Refat
Touch Judge 1: W. Turley
Touch Judge 2: S. Vincent
Video Referee: J. Smith
Time Keeper: P. Jenkins

Wigan Warriors v Hull KR
07th October, KO: 12:45
M Com: K. Leyland
Referee: L. Moore
Reserve Referee: A. Moore
Touch Judge 1: J. Roberts
Touch Judge 2: R. Thompson
Video Referee: B. Thaler
Reserve Touch Judge: A. Belafonte
Time Keeper: P. Taberner

In the Championship, James Vella who officiated Leeds Rhinos vs Castleford Tigers in Round 27 will take charge of the game in France between Toulouse Olympique.

Meanwhile, Tom Grant will be in charge at Featherstone with Aaron Moore the video referee.

Toulouse Olympique XIII v Bradford Bulls
07th October, KO: 18:00
M Com: V. Jenkins
Referee: J. Vella
Reserve Referee: N. Silvestre
Touch Judge 1: G. Poumes
Time Keeper: D. Segura

Featherstone Rovers v London Broncos
08th October, KO: 18:30
M Com: S. Williams
Referee: T. Grant
Reserve Referee: S. Jenkinson
Touch Judge 1: C. Worsley
Touch Judge 2: R. Cox
Video Referee: A. Moore
Time Keeper: A. Hardcastle