International Rugby League announces Laws Advisory Panel members

Published by IRL
28 Aug 2020

International Rugby League (IRL) has announced the members of the Laws Advisory Panel (LAP). The panel will be responsible for reviewing the laws of the game on a regular basis and advising the Board on a single aligned set of laws with the minimum number of interpretations. The first target is to complete this task well in advance of RLWC2021.

The panel is drawn from a wide group of constituents and will include three members from the women’s game. It also includes members drawn from the nations with the two major playing leagues, the Telstra Premiership and the Betfred Super League, plus panellists representing other member nations, nominated through APRL and RLEF.

The Chair will be selected by the panel members and will rotate on an annual basis.

Panel members are:

Lynsay Anfield – England player

Graham Annesley – ARLC Head of Football

Stuart Cummings – IRL Match Officials Manager

Mackenzie Fane – Canada player

Michael Maguire – Head Coach of New Zealand and Wests Tigers

Dave Rotheram – RFL Chief On-field Officer

Ruan Simms – Australia player

Nigel Wood – IRL Chief Executive Officer