STUART CUMMINGS MBE

Stuart Cummings, MBE, is the Match Officials Manager for the International Rugby League. He is the Managing Director of Official Consultancy Ltd, his own company, set up after working as Match Officials Director at the Rugby Football League from 2002 to 2013. He is a former Physical Education Teacher and International Rugby League referee who refereed 2 Rugby League World Cup Finals, 4 Challenge Cup Finals, 2 Super League Grand Finals and many other major domestic and international rugby league games over a 15 year refereeing career.

He has worked with match officials across several sports and prior to this role has worked with Sky Sports (in the UK) on their Rugby League Commentary giving insight into referees’ decisions. He also works as a Match Referee for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and provides feedback on umpire performance to the Head of Umpires.

Stuart began his role with International Rugby League in January 2020 and has restructured the way that match officials are appointed and progress through the various levels of the game. His aim is to create an opportunity for anyone with the appropriate ability, to officiate international games.

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