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#WRLWC2017 - Grand Final

December 02, 2017

Adam Gee, Robert Hicks, Michael Wise, Shayne Hayne and Tyson Brough at Suncorp Stadium for the Women's Rugby League World Cup Grand Final at Suncorp Stadium. Jillaroos defeated the Ferns by 23 - 6.

Congrats Gents on the appointments and for being part of International Rugby League history.

NSWRLRA

#RLWC2017 - Grand Final

December 02, 2017

2017 Rugby League World Cup Grand Final

Australia v England 02DEC2017 - Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Referee: Gerard Sutton

TJ's: Chris Kendall & Chris Butler

 

 

Standby Referee: Matt Cecchin

Standby TJ: Robert Hicks

Video Referee: Ben Thaler

 

#WRLWC2017 - Grand Final

December 02, 2017

2017 Women's Rugby League World Cup Grand Final

Australia Jillaroos v New Zealand Ferns 02DEC2017 - Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Referee: Adam Gee

TJ's: Chris Butler & Robert Hicks & Michael Wise

Video Referee: Shayne Hayne

On behalf of the New South Wales Rugby League Referees Association we'd like to congratulate you Adam Gee plus both Robert Hicks, Michael Wise and additionally Video Referee Shayne Hayne #WCRL2017 Final. Australian Jillaroos v Kiwi Ferns.

Again congratulations. All the very best to you all. NSWRLRA.

 

On behalf of the New South Wales Rugby League Referees Association we'd like to congratulate you Gerry Sutton plus both Chris Kendall, Chris Butler and additionally Standby Referee Matt Cecchin &TJ Robert Hicks #RLWC2017 Final.

A truly impressive milestone. All the very best to you all. Be sure to send a picture pre game if you have time. NSWRLRA

Gerard Sutton to control RLWC2017 final


NRL referee Gerard Sutton has achieved a career highlight and capped an outstanding year with his appointment to control Saturday’s Rugby League World Cup final between Australia and England in Brisbane.
The 37-year-old, who has officiated in 226 NRL matches since his debut in 2009, has gained the whistle for the tournament decider after having officiated in all three State of Origin games this season, taking his record to 10 straight Origin games, and the NRL grand final alongside Matt Cecchin.

Sutton has an impressive resume which also includes the NRL grand finals of 2014, ‘15 and ’17 (beside Cecchin) and Test match status for four successive seasons.
Touch judges will be 31-year-old Australian Chris Butler and the youngest member of the World Cup match officials group, 25-year-old Chris Kendall from the UK’s Super League.
Kendall has impressed with his development throughout the tournament, during which a squad of 25 match officials have been in camp in Brisbane. He made his international debut as centre referee in the Fiji v Wales game in Townsville as well as ‘running the line’ as a touch judge through to the quarter-finals and semi-finals.
NRL official Adam Gee will be the referee for the women’s final between Australia and New Zealand, with Robert Hicks (Super League) and Michael Wise (NRL) his assistants on the touch line.
“It was obviously a difficult decision to pick the referee for the [men’s] final after Matt Cecchin’s and Gerry’s excellent performances in the semi-finals and throughout the tournament but I’m confident were have chosen the right person to do job,” said the RLWC head of officiating Tony Archer.
“I’ve been very satisfied with the performances of our officials and we will certainly continue to see the benefits of having the opportunity to bring refs together from the northern and southern hemispheres into camp and learn from each other in such an environment for the first time.
“It has allowed us not to just deliver high level of officiating in this tournament but to also bring in some younger refs with a view of progressing to the 2020-21 Rugby League World Cup.
“It has certainly helped achieve the best performance at international level in such a competitive tournament to have by having them in camp with access to a full coaching and support structure with medical and physical facilities around them.
“Those referees have gained experience not only at Test level but in sharing knowledge and feedback with each other.”
Gee also made his international debut in the Papua New Guinea v USA match and has been rewarded with the women’s final which is sure to be a fast and highly competitive match.
Appointments for the finals at Brisbane Stadium:

RLWC17 - Australia v England
Referee: Gerard Sutton
Touch Judges: Chris Kendall and Chris Butler
Video Referee: Ben Thaler
Standby Referee: Matt Cecchin
Standby Touch Judge: Robert Hicks


WWC17 - Australia v New Zealand  
Referee: Adam Gee
Touch Judges: Robert Hicks and Michael Wise
Video Referee: Shayne Hayne

2017 Women's Rugby League World Cup Semi Final

Australia v Canada, Southern Cross Group Stadium - 26NOV2017

Referee: Adam Gee

TJ's: Joey Butler & Antoinette Watts

Standby: Bianca Zietsman Video Referee: Shayne Hayne

 

2017 Women's Rugby League World Cup Semi Final

New Zealand v England, Southern Cross Group Stadium - 26NOV2017

Referee: Todd Smith

TJ's: Alison Watters & Jake Sutherland

Standby: Tyson Brough Video Referee: Shayne Hayne

2017 Rugby League World Cup Semi Final

England v Tonga, Mount Smart Stadium Auckland, NZ 25NOV2017

Referee: Matt Cecchin

TJ's: Chris Butler & Robert Hicks

Video Referee: Ben Thaler

2017 Rugby League World Cup Semi Final

Australia v FiJi, Suncorp Stadium Brisbane, 24NOV2017

Referee: Gerard Sutton

TJ's: Chris Kendall & Michael Wise

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton

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