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Super League referee Ben Thaler suspended by RFL

Super League referee Ben Thaler has been suspended by the Rugby Football League pending the outcome of an internal inves­tiga­tion.

Thaler, 38, has not officiated since taking charge of Hull FC's win against Leeds Rhinos on 2 February.

It is not known what the RFL's inves­tiga­tion relates to.

An RFL statement said: "Ben Thaler will not be considered for appointments pending the outcome of an internal inves­tiga­tion."

The statement added: "The RFL will make no further comment until that inves­tiga­tion is complete."

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