Super League referee reflects on “special” moment as he met the Princess of Wales

In the big games in sport there is always a big focus on the star players especially at the Rugby League World Cup.

There have been world class players taking to the field in every game in all three tournaments that are presently taking place in England.

However, it is easy to overlook the officials. Just as with the players, all the best officials are taking centre stage in games just as Liam Moore did yesterday as England beat Papua New Guinea 46-6 at Wigan Warriors’ DW Stadium in the quarter-finals.

It was a special occasion in front of a record crowd of over 23,000 especially as one of those amongst the 23,000 was the Princess of Wales.

She shook hands with every player from either side and was lovely to the young mascots as well.

Of course, she met Liam Moore which only added to what was a special day for the Super League official who has taken to the field in Grand Finals and the Challenge Cup Final.

This made for what Moore has called “special memories” as he took to social media to reflect on what is one of the best achievements a referee can aspire to: “Special memories: A privilege to referee the World Cup Quarter Final and meet the Princess of Wales in front of my family.

“Rugby League – the greatest game in the world.”

He will no doubt be hoping that he can take to the field again before the end of the tournament perhaps in the final.

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