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State of Origin referees 2024

Referee Ashley Klein (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Here is the list of the referee and officials for the 2024 State of Origin series.

Ashley Klein will referee his seventh straight State of Origin game after being named for Game 1 of the series.

Before officiating all three matches in 2023 and 2022, Klein last refereed Origin in 2019 when it was a two-referee system alongside Gerard Sutton. This will be his 15th State of Origin.

State of Origin Game 1 referees

Referee: Ashley Klein
Touch Judges:  David Munro, Chris Sutton
Review Official: Liam Kennedy
Standby Referee: Gerard Sutton

Previous State of Origin referees

2023

State of Origin Game 3 referees

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Referee: Ashley Klein
Touch Judges:  David Munro, Phil Henderson
Review Official: Grant Atkins
Standby Referee: Adam Gee
Standby Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy

State of Origin Game 2 referees

Referee: Ashley Klein
Touch Judges:  David Munro, Drew Oultram
Review Official: Grant Atkins
Standby Referee: Gerard Sutton
Standby Touch Judge: Michael Wise

State of Origin Game 1 referees

Referee: Ashley Klein
Touch Judges: Phil Henderson, Drew Oultram
Review Official: Grant Atkins
Standby Referee: Gerard Sutton
Standby Touch Judge: Liam Kennedy

2022

State of Origin Game 3 referees

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Referee: Ashley Klein
Touch Judges: Phil Henderson, Drew Oultram
Review Official: Grant Atkins
Standby Referee: Adam Gee
Standby Touch Judge: Michael Wise

State of Origin Game 2 referees

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

State of Origin Game 1 referees

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

2021

State of Origin Game 3 referees

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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

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.

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

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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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