Tony Archer (referee)

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Tony Archer
Personal information
Born 1969 (age 45–46)
Australia
Refereeing information
Years Competition Apps
1999–2012 NRL 319
2006 City vs Country Origin 1
2006–2010 International 9
2008–2012 State of Origin 13
Source: [1][2]

Tony Archer is a former rugby league referee who controlled National Rugby League matches between 1999 and 2012. He has also controlled City vs Country Origin, State of Origin and International matches, including at the 2008 World Cup. He is currently the National Rugby League referee's elite performance manager.

Rugby league career[edit]

Archer made his first grade debut controlling a Western Suburbs v Canterbury Bulldogs match at Campbelltown on 24 July 1999.

Since then he has refereed the NRL Grand Final in 2007 2009 & 2010, at the 2008 World Cup, 2010 Four Nations and also controlled the 2010 All Stars match.

Archer was named international referee of the year in 2007 and 2008.[3] On 3 November 2011 The annual RLIF Awards dinner was held at the Tower of London and Archer was named referee of the year.[4]

He retired at the end of the 2012 NRL season to take up a coaching role. In late 2013 he was appointed the interim referee's elite performance manager by the National Rugby League.[5] Before the 2014 season, the National Rugby League appointed him to the full time role.[6]

Private life[edit]

His part-time job was as a Police prosecutor with the New South Wales Police Force.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tony Archer rugbyleagueproject.org
  2. ^ RL project
  3. ^ "Awards". rlif.com. Rugby League International Federation. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Slater scoops player award". Sky Sports. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Tony Archer to take charge of NRL referees when Daniel Anderson vacates role after World Cup foxsports.com.au, 18 October 2013
  6. ^ Veteran Tony Archer handed toughest job in the NRL - the role of referees' boss dailytelegraph.com.au, 14 January 2014

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