Smith takes
charge of Test

Englishman Russell Smith has been appointed as referee for next Friday?s Test match between Australia and New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

The highly-rated Castleford official was in charge of both Trans-Tasman clashes in last year?s Tri-Nations Series in Auckland and London in addition to the final in Leeds involving Great Britain.

This time Smith will not have to travel 12,000 miles to take up his appointment since he is currently refereeing in Australia?s National Rugby League.

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