Ben Thaler takes on development role with Rugby Football League

Ben Thaler
Ben Thaler refereed at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup

The Rugby Football League have appointed referee Ben Thaler as national match officials manager.

Thaler will combine his duties as a Super League on-pitch and video referee with helping to recruit and develop the next generation of officials.

"It's a fantastic opportunity which I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into," said the 33-year-old.

"Much of the focus will be on identifying and developing match officials in the community game."