IRL Statement - Laurent Abrial

Published by IntRL
21 Nov 2022

International Rugby League has launched an investigation into the behaviour and actions of match official Laurent Abrial during the Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup final between England and France at Manchester Central on Friday night. 

IRL Secretary General Danny Kazandjian said: “The referee’s performance is currently being reviewed but, based on publicly available evidence, IRL believes that an investigation into potential misconduct is warranted.

"If our investigation supports that initial view we will seek disciplinary actions through the independent IRL judiciary.

"Until the full process is concluded Laurent Abrial will not be considered for any appointments to international matches.”