The Departure Lounge – Yet It’s Never Goodbye

This final NRL Round 26 brings sad news that three NSWRLRA/NRL Touch Judges will be officiating in their final game.

With NRL numbers, Adam Reid #102, Jason Walsh #85 and Russell Turner #64 they are soon to enjoy their final 80 minutes after distinguished careers.


The NRL squad have also sadly lost/losing their highly regarded trainer in Cameron Black after 5 years of support, effort and immense dedication.

Cameron is held in high esteem and is very much respected by the NRL Squad. Keep in touch Cameron.

Adam Reid – record and milestones

  • Debut R1 2009 Bulldogs vs Sea Eagles
  • Total games 196 
  • City Country 2012
  • 2 SOO standby appointments 2012
  • 1 international 2006

Jason Walsh – record and milestones

  • Debut R5 2005 Tigers vs Warriors 
  • 3 season break
  • Total games 226
  • 2014 Grand Final
  • SOO game 3
  • 2014 City Country 2014 & 2012 
  • 2014 4-nations 3 tests

Russell Turner – record and milestones

  • Debut R2 2001 Dragons v Tigers
  • 429 first grade matches including 23 Finals games and 3 Grand Finals
  • 3 State of Origin games
  • 1 World Cup (hopefully 2!!)
  • 7 tests
  • 3 internationals
  • 3 City Country
  • 1 World Club Challenge

Farewell to all three fantastic men who came through their respective Districts, the NSWRLRA and the NRL.

It’s sad to finish your careers as we all do one day however you have been outstanding and more importantly you have integrity and no doubt pride of what you have achieved.

The Board of the NSWRLRA congratulates you and will always encourage your ongoing involvement in refereeing.



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