Super League refereeing appointments as Ben Thaler gets massive gig with two surprising omissions

Well, another weekend of Super League is upon us and it promises to be a cracker!

Thursday night sees Warrington Wolves host Toulouse Olympique in what many people are dubbing a relegation four-pointer with the Wolves just four points above the French side.

Wind the clock forward to Friday night and Castleford Tigers are at home against Catalans Dragons whilst Hull KR take on Leeds Rhinos at Craven Park in what will be Danny McGuire’s first time taking on his former side as interim coach.

Salford Red Devils then take on the Huddersfield Giants on Saturday afternoon live on Channel 4 with Hull FC doing battle against St Helens and Wakefield Trinity hosting Wigan Warriors on Sunday.

But, who will be refereeing those games?

Warrington Wolves v Toulouse Olympique XIII
11th August, KO: 20:00
M Com: R. Connolly
Referee: C. Kendall
Reserve Referee: A. Moore
Touch Judge 1: M. Griffiths
Touch Judge 2: A. Smith
Video Referee: B. Thaler
Reserve Touch Judge: R. Cox
Time Keeper: A. Brown

Castleford Tigers v Catalans Dragons
12th August, KO: 20:00
M Com: G. Kershaw
Referee: T. Grant
Reserve Referee: A. Sweet
Touch Judge 1: L. Rush
Touch Judge 2: C. Worsley
In Goal: T. Gibbs
In Goal 2: A. Belafonte
Time Keeper: M. Hebblethwaite

Hull KR v Leeds Rhinos
12th August, KO: 20:00
M Com: S. Williams
Referee: J. Smith
Reserve Referee: R. Hicks
Touch Judge 1: D. Bowmer
Touch Judge 2: M. Craven
Video Referee: L. Moore
Reserve Touch Judge: A. Johnson
Time Keeper: T. Randerson

Salford Red Devils v Huddersfield Giants
13th August, KO: 13:00
M Com: A. Mills
Referee: L. Moore
Reserve Referee: L. Bland
Touch Judge 1: J. Child
Touch Judge 2: N. Horton
Video Referee: C. Kendall
Reserve Touch Judge: L. O’brien
Time Keeper: K. Leyland

Hull FC v St Helens
14th August, KO: 15:00
M Com: D. Milburn
Referee: B. Thaler
Reserve Referee: K. Moore
Touch Judge 1: J. Smith
Touch Judge 2: R. Thompson
In Goal: N. Horton
In Goal 2: D. Bowmer
Time Keeper: T. Randerson

Wakefield Trinity v Wigan Warriors
14th August, KO: 15:00
M Com: P. Crashley
Referee: M. Griffiths
Reserve Referee: J. Wood
Touch Judge 1: T. Grant
Touch Judge 2: J. Roberts
In Goal: P. Brooke
In Goal 2: G. Jones
Time Keeper: P. Taberner

Robert Hicks and James Child will officiate Championship games with the latter doing so for the past three weeks.

Batley Bulldogs v Barrow Raiders
14th August, KO: 15:00
Referee: R. Hicks
Reserve Referee: M. Mannifield
Touch Judge 1: D. Arnold
Touch Judge 2: W. Turley
Time Keeper: A. Hardcastle

Sheffield Eagles v Halifax Panthers
12th August, KO: 19:45
Referee: J. Child
Reserve Referee: D. Martin
Touch Judge 1: J. Vella
Touch Judge 2: K. Moore
Time Keeper: P. Crashley

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