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Aaaargh - confirmed Cecchin & Archer to referee Grand Final

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Referee Matt Cecchin has earned his first NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final berth after today being appointed alongside Tony Archer for the 2011 decider at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.

    NRL Referees Coaches Stuart Raper and Bill Harrigan today announced the appointments which will also see Dave Munro referee the Toyota Cup Grand Final with former NRL stars Luke Phillips and Henry Perenara as his touch judges.

    For Archer, this will be his fifth consecutive NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final.

    “Tony and Matt have been the best performed referees throughout the Telstra Premiership Finals Series,” Harrigan said today.

    “They have proven to be a successful combination and have earned the right to referee the biggest match of the year.

    “The depth in our ranks has never been stronger and for Matt to break through and earn the right to officiate in a Grand Final is testament to the way he has performed in the finals series.

    “Tony is the most experienced Grand Final referee in our squad and for him to achieve this honour again is a reward for his professionalism, skill and leadership within our team.”

    NRL Chief Executive, Mr David Gallop, today paid tribute to the commitment of all match officials throughout the season.

    “This is the first year we have dual coaches and Stuart’s experience as a coach and Bill’s as a referee has proven to be a successful partnership and one that has greatly enhanced the development of the match officials’ squad,” Mr Gallop said.

    “For all their critics, it’s days like this when we acknowledge just how important and how respected the roles of our match officials are.

    “Every decision match officials make is the subject of intense scrutiny and for them to continue performing week in, week out under that pressure is a credit to their professionalism and commitment.

    “It’s the dream of every player to be in a Grand Final and it is the same for officials, and I want to congratulate all those who today have achieved that today.

    “I would to thank all the officials in the squad for their efforts this season and wish Matt and Tony, along with touch judges Paul Holland and Dan Eastwood, and video referees Russell Smith and Sean Hampstead, the best of luck for the Grand Final.”

    2011 Telstra Premiership Grand Final Day Match Officials
    Telstra Premiership Grand Final : Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Warriors:
    Referees: Tony Archer and Matt Cecchin
    Touch Judges: Paul Holland and Dan Eastwood
    Video Referees: Russell Smith and Sean Hampstead

    Toyota Cup Grand Final: Warriors v North Queensland Cowboys
    Referee: Dave Munro
    Touch Judges: Luke Phillips and Henry Perenara
    Video Referee: Steve Clark

    http://www.nrl.com/cecchin-archer-to-referee-grand-final/tabid/10874/newsid/65013/default.aspx
     
  2. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    are u f***en serious

    looks like you can sleep your way to the top
     
  3. Ceagle

    Ceagle Well-Known Member

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    Ah ****.

    I am not that confident on our chances now.
     
  4. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    That makes me feel ill.
     
  5. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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  6. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    Hayne would have to be pissed!
     
  7. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You're joking !!! How is that gimp considered in the top 2 referees in the NRL.
     
  8. twitchk

    twitchk Active Member

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    Can someone do a recap of all the bad calls cechin has made against us this year? I never pay attention to who refferees a game and seems everyone on here hates cechin a lot!

    I just generalise and hate all referees seeing as they all make s**t loads of mistakes every game.
     
  9. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Cam, do me a favour & cease & desist with the F bombs OK. Gettin RSI typing in ***
     
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  10. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    you could always add f***en to the list of sensored words! lol
     
  11. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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  12. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    not probs jatz but that call made me nuts
     
  13. EagleRock40

    EagleRock40 Well-Known Member

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    I think I read somewhere that he has only reffed us twice this year...how that is possible over 26 rounds I have no idea. But he'll always be remembered for that game on the Goldie a couple of years back
     
  14. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cecchin is right down there with Barry Gomersall as the worst Ref. I've ever seen, this has got to be a bad dream!!!
     
  15. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I doubt that The Warriors would be too happy with Cockchin either.

    It was a no brainer that Hayne and Archer get the job, Headline Harrigan loves to see his name in the papers.

    We just need to keep our discipline in check, its really that simple.
     
  16. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Thats understandable. Who doesnt like going Jatz Crackers every now & then. I ask you.
     
  17. manlysister

    manlysister Member

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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! Sunday could be a very long day
     
  18. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Selling my tickets asap. I can't believe this.
     
  19. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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  20. Rodo

    Rodo Goldmember 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Come on guys it's not the end of the world. As long as Manly plays to the best of their ability with good disclipline (no holding down too long in the play the ball, etc.) then it will be extremely difficult for the refs to change the outcome fo the game.

    I expect the penalties will be similar to how they were against the Donkeys with a few early settlers in the first 15-20 minutes to keep the sides honest and from then on it should be a reasonably free flowing game.
     

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