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Robert Hicks and Ben Thaler on referees list for Four Nations Series

HULL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  Referee Ben Thaler during the International Rugby League Test Series match between England and New Zealand at KC Stadium on N
Image: Ben Thaler is one of two Super League representatives on the Four Nations refereeing panel

Robert Hicks and Ben Thaler will be Super League's representatives on the panel of referees for the Ladbrokes Four Nations Series.

Hicks, a full-time referee since 2011, was in charge of last Saturday's Super League Grand Final and refereed the Pacific Nations Test between Fiji and Papua New Guinea earlier this year.

Thaler controlled both the Challenge Cup and Grand Final in 2015 and was in charge of two of three Tests between England and New Zealand last year.

They are joined by the NRL's Ben Cummins and Gerard Sutton on a four-strong panel chosen by the Rugby Football League's referees boss Steve Ganson, Tony Archer from the NRL and Luke Watts, the New Zealand RL's national referee development officer.

Ganson said: "Myself, Tony and Luke are pleased with the four referees we have appointed - all are extremely experienced and have worked hard in the NRL and Super League this year."

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Meanwhile, Chris Campbell, one of three referees promoted to the full-time list in 2016, will take charge of the 2017 World Cup qualifying tie between Wales and Serbia in Llanelli on Saturday.

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