Russell Smith to Ref GB-Australia Test Match

Russell Smith will take charge of the one-off test between world champions Australia and Great Britain in Sydney next month.

Stuart Cummings, the Rugby Football League's Technical Executive, said: "It was agreed that a British referee would control this fixture when the Australians toured this country last year.

"Russell has been in outstanding form throughout 2002, and has enough experience of controlling games at the highest level to cope with the pressures of a Test match between Rugby League's greatest rivals."