Sheens keen to clarify rules
Tim Sheens has met with English ref Richard Silverwood in a bid to clarify differing rule interpretations ahead of Friday's Anzac Test.
Silverwood, from Mirfield, West Yorkshire, will referee his fourth successive Anzac Test and will be in sole control, in contrast to games in the NRL which are officiated by two referees.
Also under international rules there will be 12 substitutions allowed, as opposed to 10 in both Super League and the NRL, and the corner flag will be back in play.
"There's been some changes to the rule interpretations - there were 13 last year in the Four Nations and I've received 10 so far - and there are some amendments there that I'm a bit concerned about," Australia coach Sheens said.
"There's also his interpretation from Super League in England - I just want to be sure where we're at with the interpretations.
"Last year we were penalised a couple of times regarding striking for the ball in a scrum. That's a local rule so I just want to be aware about the interpretations of the rules."
Kearney told a press conference he had not met nor had any intention of meeting with Silverwood before the game and had no problem with his Australian counterpart doing so.