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Maguire advocates for two-referee system in 2020

Wests Tigers Coach Michael Maguire says he hopes the ARL Commission opts to stay with the two-referee system for the 2020 season after reports emerged of a potential change back to one official for the revised season upon return on May 28.

Maguire told The Sunday Footy Show that while he understood the push for a change back to one official due to financial reasons, he would prefer the model that was in operation for the first two games of the year to remain in place.

"I understand there's obviously financial reasons why they're looking at changing those sorts of different things," Maguire said.

"But we've got a great product and one thing that we have at the moment is that we can sell our game to the world.

"We're going to be the first sport out there that everyone's going to be able to watch so changing the product too much may change us in a different direction so we've got to be very careful.

"I think we've got a very good game — we've just got to make sure now we can get the product out there and we can get it into America and get it around the world.

"It's a great opportunity for us as a sport."

The move has been put forward by the Project Apollo innovations committee for the ARL Commission to discuss next week to possibly be adopted when the Telstra Premiership resumes on May 28.

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