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Top Australian to referee Wales

1st November 2011, 12:06

Top Australian to referee Wales

This Saturday's Wales game will be refereed by this year's NRL...

This Saturday's Wales game will be refereed by this year's NRL Grand Final referee.

Australia's Matt Cecchin and Kiwi official Henry Perenara will referee the Gillette Four Nations double header at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, November 5.

Cecchin, who refereed the 2011 NRL Grand Final, will make his first appearance as a Four Nations official when he takes charge of the day's opening contest between defending champions New Zealand and Wales (1.00pm).

Cecchin will be assisted by English touch-judges James Child and Tim Roby while Ben Thaler will be video referee. Phil Bentham is reserve referee and the Match Commissioner will be Gerry Kershaw.

In charge when England take on Australia in the day's second match at 3.30pm will be former NRL first-grade NRL player Perenara, who refereed England's opening game of the competition against Wales last weekend.

Paul Holland and Shane Rehm will join Perenara as the game's touch-judges while the video referee is Ian Smith. Reserve referee will be Phil Bentham and Ian McGregor is the Match Commissioner.

Tickets for the Gillette Four Nations double header at Wembley Stadium on Saturday November 5 cost from just £25 and can be purchased by calling 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk