Saints great Chris Joynt joins refereeing standards panel

Former Saints skipper Chris Joynt
Former Saints skipper Chris Joynt

Ex-Saints’ skipper Chris Joynt has been elected to a five-strong panel whose aim is to improve refereeing standards in the sport.

Joynt - a Challenge Cup and Grand Final winner during his time at Knowsley Road - is joined by Stuart Cummings, an ex-RL referee and one-time director of match officials; Sue Maughan, general manager of Badminton (Wales); Jeff Pettitt, a mind coach; and Janie Frampton, a former football referee and CEO of Sports Officials UK who will act as chairman.

Ralf Rimmer, the RFL’s chief operating officer, said: “The panel has been created in order to develop an independent audit system which will assess the quality of match officials.”