23rd October 2018, 09:19 | match_officials
Robert Hicks has been appointed as referee for Saturday’s first Test between England and New Zealand at the KCOM Stadium in Hull.
Hicks has already refereed both the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final and the Betfred Super League Grand Final this season.
The same team of officials have been appointed as for the Grand Final with Chris Kendall and Richard Thompson – a 46-year-old solicitor who will be on home territory in Hull – as touch judges, and Ben Thaler as video referee.
Saturday October 27, England v New Zealand, first Test at KCOM Stadium, Hull (230pm).
Referee - Robert Hicks
Touch Judges - Chris Kendall, Richard Thompson
Video Referee - Ben Thaler
Reserve Referee - Gareth Hewer
Reserve Touch Judge - Marcus Griffiths
Match Commissioner - Tony Randerson
Time Keeper - Stuart Marshall
England face New Zealand in a three-Test series at the KCOM Stadium in Hull (October 27), Anfield in Liverpool (November 4) and Elland Road in Leeds (November 11). Tickets start from just £20 and are available from rugby-league.com/tickets