Australian James Vella will be the man in the middle for Friday’s Headingley derby between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers.
Vella is originally from Sydney, but has been a full-time RFL official since 2022. He made his top-flight debut in Huddersfield Giants’ win at Hull FC last week.
The 34-year-old was referee for last month’s Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup final when Rhinos were beaten by St Helens at Wembley.
Other appointments for Super League round 27 are: Leigh Leopards v Wigan Warriors – Liam Moore (video ref Marcus Griffiths); Huddersfield Giants v Warrington Wolves – Tom Grant; St Helens v Hull FC – Ben Thaler; Salford Red Devils v Catalans Dragons – Jack Smith; Wakefield Trinity v Hull KR – Chris Kendall.