Thierry Alibert to referee World Club Challenge

French referee Thierry Alibert has been appointed as match referee for the World Club Challenge, Wigan Warriors v St George Illawarra Dragons at DW Stadium, Wigan, on Sunday (7.15).

Alibert, 30, has refereed in two Rugby League World Cups as well as the 2009 Four Nations and 2010 Alitalia Cup and is a full time member of the Engage Super League refereeing panel.

The touch-judges on Sunday will be Tony Martin and Tim Roby. Phil Bentham will be video referee.

Other officials:
Reserve referee: Richard Silverwood.
Reserve touch-judge: Mark Craven.
Timekeeper: Keith Leyland.
Match commissioner: Gerry Kershaw