Thierry Alibert

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Thierry Alibert
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Personal information
Nickname Uncle Albert
Born 27 December 1970
Toulouse, France
Refereeing information
Years Competition Apps
2008– Super League 28
2007– Challenge Cup 6
1997 Internationals 12
As of 14 October 2009
Source: Thierry Alibert on RL project

Thierry Alibert is a professional rugby league referee.

Alibert is a full-time professional referee, under jurisdiction from the Rugby Football League, and currently takes charge of Super League games, as well as selected Challenge Cup and international games as one of the Rugby Football League's Full Time Match Officials. [1] Alibert got his opportunity to step up to full-time professionalism with the return of the referee Ashley Klein to his native Australia.[2]

He has refereed in two Rugby League World Cup group matches, in 2000 and 2008. He was put forward as a neutral referee for the Four Nations match between England and Australia on 31 October 2009. However, the Australian Rugby League stated their desire for a more experienced referee, and the match was officiated upon by England's Steve Ganson.[3]

Rugby League World Cup[edit]




Whilst officiating as a Video Referee in a Super League match involving Leeds Rhinos, he ruled out what would have been a try for Danny McGuire. He cited a forward pass from Kevin Sinfield, despite the fact that the issue of forward passes cannot be deliberated upon by video officials.[4] Also, in the Huddersfield Giants vs St Helens game, he gave a try disputed by one Touch Judge, despite having clearly not passed the line. In the Warrington Vs Wakefield game, round 7 Super League 2012, Alibert allowed play to continue on the 7th tackle. Warrington scored a try that ultimately won them the game. As a result Alibert was dropped from Round 8 Super League duties.[5]


Thierry has refereed:


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  2. ^ "Klein replacement named". Sky Sports. 22 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Wilson, Andy (26 October 2009). "Australia opt for English referee to take charge of Four Nations clash". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
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