Tony Archer (referee)

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Tony Archer
Personal information
Born 1969 (age 44–45)
Refereeing information
Years Competition Apps
1999– NRL 154
2005– State of Origin
2007–Present International
2006–Present City vs Country Origin
As of 27 January 2010
Source: RL project

Tony Archer is a former senior rugby league referee who currently controls matches in the National Rugby League and a Police Prosecutor.

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.[1] On 3 November 2011 The annual RLIF Awards dinner was held at the Tower of London and Archer was named referee of the year.[2]

He retired at the end of the 2012 NRL season to take up a coaching role.

Private life[edit]

His part-time job is for the Department of Public Prosecution.


  1. ^ "Awards". Rugby League International Federation. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Slater scoops player award". Sky Sports. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 

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