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Ian Smith (rugby league)

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Name  Ian Smith

Role  Referee
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Ian Smith (7 December 1965, Oldham, Lancashire) is a former Super League referee. He is currently one of the Full Time Match Officials' coaches.


Domestic career

Smith officiated in the Super League competition.

His first pro game was Blackpool v Bramley in 1998. His first Super League game was London Broncos v Salford on 7 August 1999.

Super League

In 2008, Ian Smith famously sent off Gareth Hock for manhandling him. Hock was suspended 5 matches and missed the rest of 2008's Super League XIII season.

Co-operative Championship

He was Co-operative Championship's referee of the year in 1999 & 2000.

International career

  • Ian Smith was the video referee for England VS France on 24 October 2009 in the 4 Nations.
  • He is the video referee for Scotland VS Lebanon on 1 November 2009 in the Rugby League European Cup.
  • He is the video referee for France VS Australia on 7 November 2009 in the 4 Nations.
  • References

    Ian Smith (rugby league) Wikipedia