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State of Origin referees 2021

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The referees for 2021 State of Origin series were the same for all three matches.

State of Origin Game 3 referees

Referee: Gerard Sutton
Touch Judges: Todd Smith, Phil Henderson
Review Official: Ashley Klein
Standby Referee: Grant Atkins
Standby Touch Judge: David Munro

State of Origin Game 2 referees

Referee: Gerard Sutton
Touch Judges: Todd Smith, Phil Henderson
Review Official: Ashley Klein
Standby Referee: Grant Atkins
Standby Touch Judge: David Munro

State of Origin Game 1 referees

Referee: Gerard Sutton
Touch Judges: Todd Smith, Phil Henderson
Review Official: Ashley Klein
Standby Referee: Grant Atkins
Standby Touch Judge: David Munro

Previous State of Origin referees

2020
Gerard Sutton and his team of officials were retained for the entire series, with Chris Butler and Todd Smith the two touch judges. Game 3 was Sutton’s 19th consecutive Origin in charge.

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Ashley Klein, who was the assistant referee in all three of last year’s games, was the standby ref.

The 2020 series maintained the one-referee system reintroduced in the NRL following COVID-necessitated budget cuts.

State of Origin Game 3 referees
Referee: Gerard Sutton
Touch Judges: Chris Butler, Todd Smith
Review Official: Steve Chiddy
Standby Referee: Ashley Klein
Standby Touch Judge: David Munro

State of Origin Game 2 referees
Referee: Gerard Sutton
Touch Judges: Chris Butler, Todd Smith
Review Official: Steve Chiddy
Standby Referee: Ashley Klein
Standby Touch Judge: David Munro

State of Origin Game 1 referees
Referee: Gerard Sutton
Touch Judges: Chris Butler, Todd Smith
Review Official: Steve Chiddy
Standby Referee: Ashley Klein
Standby Touch Judge: David Munro

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