Australia consider two referees

on December 1, 2008 by Administrator

Officials for the National Rugby League in Australia are set to decide whether or not to start a groundbreaking trial which would see two referees involved on the field of play during a match.

The trial would start next season and one referee would monitor the action surrounding the ball whilst the other would constantly monitor the 10m line in defence. It would only be implemented in the National Rugby League, with the current system remaining in place for every other rugby grade and competition.

The officials on the National Rugby League board will meet in early December to decide whether to set the trial in motion and the chief of the League, Dave Gallop, is keen to see the scheme approved. He believes that having two referees on the pitch will lead to

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