French referee Alibert moves up to replace Klein in Super League

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Super League will have a French referee next season, with the promotion of Thierry Alibert to the full-time panel. Alibert, from Toulouse, replaces Ashley Klein, who has returned home to continue his career in Australia. Alibert has already refereed in the competition, as well as internationally, including the recent World Cup.

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