AKL/NRL Referee – Chris McMillan #144

From the Auckland Rugby League Referees Association Facebook Page.

Referee Profile:

NAME – Chris McMillan


NATIONALITY – New Zealander/Canadian

OCCUPATION – Police Officer


MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT(S) REFEREEING RUGBY LEAGUE – NRL Touch Judge Debut 2017, Fox Memorial Grand Final Referee 2016

BEST PART ABOUT REFEREEING IN THE AUCKLAND RUGBY LEAGUE – the passion of clubs and supporters, interacting with some of the great characters at Fox Memorial level

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT(S) OUTSIDE OF RUGBY LEAGUE – getting married in 2015, and the birth of my children

OTHER SPORTS INVOLVED IN – assistant boxing coach at my son’s boxing class (SuperCity Fitness)

PRE-GAME SUPERSTITIONS – always wave to my grandfather, nana and daughter in Heaven before I step onto the field

WHICH REFEREE IS THE FUNNIEST/MOST ANNOYING – definitely Anthony Eliott!! No doubt at all

FUNNIEST ON-FIELD MOMENT – nothing specific, but anytime I can have a laugh with players on or off the field makes the game more enjoyable

FAVOURITE SPORTSPERSON – Michael Jones (ex-All Black), Moni Collins (ex-Mt Wellington Rugby great) and Aaron Biddle (NZ Touch player – great guy on and off the field)

FAVOURITE MATCH OFFICIAL (ANY SPORT) – Nigel Owens (rugby union referee)

FAVOURITE SPORTS TEAM – was the Blues rugby team until they lost to the Sunwolves!! I won’t be wearing my Blues jersey for a long time now

BEST HOLIDAY DESTINATION – Gold Coast and Queenstown


PET-HATE – people being late and unprepared

FAVOURITE MUSIC – Anything….old or new, but pre-game is Eminem, Run DMC, Guns n Roses

FAVOURITE FOOD – I could eat chicken every meal of the day, but sushi is my favourite pre-game

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