Ex ref has strong words for Tony Smith

A former Super League referee has responded to comments made by new Hull KR boss Tony Smith following his side’s loss to Wigan.

Smith was quoted as being unhappy with a decision to rule out a try for Rovers’ Chris Atkin.

And former top level referee Richard Silverwood, who officiated several showpiece finals before stepping down in 2017, was quick to react.

He said: “Shock horror. Tony Smith only back a week and blaming referees.

“I had ten years of his whinging. Bloke is a weirdo.”

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