Referee dropped after try error

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The French referee Thierry Alibert has been dropped from duty this weekend after allowing a try on the seventh tackle at Warrington on Sunday. The Wolves beat Wakefield 32-30 and the Wakefield coach, Richard Agar, claimed that the referee's blunder was the turning point.

A Rugby Football League spokesman said: "He has been left out and it is for performance reasons." Alibert is likely to be re-instated next week; in his absence, Richard Silverwood will officiate at Wigan v Warrington on Friday and Widnes v London on Sunday.