FORMER Test and Origin referee Jared Maxwell is set to become the latest casualty of the crisis within the refereeing ranks.
I’m hearing Maxwell won’t be offered a contract for next year and his career as a full-time referee is effectively over.
Another senior official, Adam Devcich, who was seen as a rising star in the refereeing ranks a few seasons ago, is also gone.
The NRL hasn’t totally abandoned Maxwell, who gave up his full-time career a few seasons ago to become a referee, and he will do some work in coaching young officials.
The move by referees’ boss Tony Archer not to renew the pair’s contracts has sent shockwaves through the referees’ ranks.
“It makes us feel no-one is safe,” a senior ref tells me.
Should make for a lot of happy Tigers fans. Especially this guy.