Dubbed the fiercest rivalry in sport, State of Origin is living up to its reputation with the Series going into a deciding ‘can’t miss’ Game III on Wednesday 10 July. If you’re overseas, you’ll need Watch NRL so you can stream the game live.
The Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues have called Mitchell Pearce into camp for the Holden State of Origin Series decider after halfback Nathan Cleary today succumbed to an ankle injury.
The 2019 Holden State of Origin decider will feature the same referees across the three-game series.
The NRL announced today that Gerard Sutton and Ashley Klein will referee Holden State of Origin III at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday, July 10.
Assisting Sutton and Klein will be Nick Beashel and Chris Butler as touch judges for the match, while Jared Maxwell (Senior Review Official) and Ben Galea (Review Official) will operate the NRL Bunker.
Between them, Sutton and Klein have officiated in more than 600 top-level matches (including Super League), 23 Origins, and 5 NRL Grand Finals.
Together, the pairing has refereed in the past 5 Origins, as well as the 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final.
“This is the biggest game of the year to date,” NRL Head of Football Elite Competitions Graham Annesley said.
“We need our best and most experienced match officials in the company of the best and most experienced players.
“Both referees have officiated well through the series so far and they will bring consistency to the series, which will help both teams.”
The match officials for the third Holden State of Origin match, on July 10, are:
Referee: Gerard Sutton
Assist Referee: Ashley Klein
Senior Review Official: Jared Maxwell
Review Official: Ben Galea
Touch Judges: Nick Beashel, Chris Butler
Standby Referee: Grant Atkins
Standby Touch Judge: David Munro
Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler has today announced an unchanged line-up for the 2019 Holden State of Origin Game Three Series-decider at Sydney s ANZ Stadium next Wednesday 10 July.