Matt Cecchin and Ben Cummins will referee this year’s NRL grand final between the Melbourne Storm and Cronulla Sharks on Sunday.
Referees boss tony Archer said the pair had been chosen given their previous work together.
“They refereed as a combination in the finals series last year, including a preliminary final, and are a proven combination in big games,” Archer said.
“The best officials will referee the grand final.”
2016 NRL GRAND FINAL MATCH OFFICIALS
Lead Referee: Matt Cecchin
Assist Referee: Ben Cummins
Senior Review Official: Bernard Sutton
Review Officials: Luke Patten and Ashley Klein
Touch Judges: Jeff Younis and Brett Suttor
Standby Referee: Gerard Sutton
Standby Touch Judge: Chris Butler