ENGLISH referee Russell Smith was today dumped from NRL first grade after his controversial performance in the match between Manly and Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday. Smith's name was left off the NRL match referee list for the eight games being played this weekend. Experienced whistleblower Shayne Hayne and Jarred Maxwell both gained first grade recalls with Tony Archer to officiate the New South Wales City-Country clash on Friday night. Smith was heavily criticised by both teams after Sunday's game. He made what Manly coach Des Hasler referred to as "several questionable decisions". Hasler even queried whether the former English Super League referee knew the rules of rugby league.