HarriganHarrigan
Referee career

Here are the details of my career as a referee:

Refereeing Career

  • Junior refereee ticket 1976
  • Referee pub comp Fairfield/Liverpool area 1977
  • Joined Parramatta Referee's Association 1977
  • Senior ticket 1978
  • Refereed Parramatta district A Grade Grand Final 1982
  • Graded with NSW Referee's Association 1983
  • City v Country under 19's 18 May 1986
  • First grade debute 19 May 1986 Wests v Cronulla Lidcombe Oval
  • Retired 29 October 2003
  • Record 393 First grade games 1986 - 1995   1997 - 2003 
  • Sacked from ARL in April 95 for signing with Super League.  Commenced refereeing again in a very controversial opening NRL game of 1997 Brisbane v Manly.
  • Record 10 Grand Finals  89, 90, 91, 97, 98, 99, 2000, 01, 02, 03   The seven consecutive 97 to 03 is also a record. (Darcy Lawler 6 straight)
  • Record 21 State of Origins   91(2) 93 (1) 94 (2) 98 (3) 99 (1) 2000 to 2003 (12) (Dave Manson 10 games)  The 12 straight run is another phenominal record.
  • 2 Super league NSW v QLD Games in 1997.  This included the longest game in rugby league history 103 minutes played at ANZ Stadium Brisbane.  These 2 games have not been included in the ARL's State of Origin tally.
  • Record 22 Test matches
  • Numerous Internationals
  • City v Country 5 games
  • PNG NRL Grand Final in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 
  • Australian 'Official of the Year' 2000, 2003
  • NSW 'Official of the year' 2002

Video Refereeing Career

  • Grand Finals 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • State of Origin 2006 (3) 2007 (3) 2008 (3) 2009 (2) 2010 (3)
  • Test Matches Aust v NZ, Sydney 2008, 2009, Melbourne 2010 
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