Ref Rob wants new buzz save
The Sunday Mirror|January 09, 2022
TOP Super League official Robert Hicks claims leaving full-time refereeing is like going cold turkey.
JULIE STOTT

But now the 40-year-old is determined to experience just as big a high by steering rugby league into a strong and healthy future.

Hicks (above) has taken over as the RFL's Director of Operations and Legal.

He said: "It is a bit like weaning yourself off a drug. Refereeing at that level is all-consuming.

"I won't miss that part but I will miss the adrenaline rush, the banter and the emotional roller-coaster that you go on throughout the year."

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