Sharpe choice for Sunday's grand final




Clayton Sharpe will referee his third Intrust Super Cup grand final when he controls the 2013 premiership decider between the Easts Tigers and Mackay Cutters this weekend.


The 34-year-old former Gladstone whistleblower will become the first referee to be appointed to back-to-back Cup grand finals since Tony Maksoud (1998/99/2000).


Maksoud will be the video referee for the ninth time in a grand final, while Steve Kanoswki and Andrew Wareham will support Sharpe on the lines.


Sharpe (pictured) will be presented with the prestigious Nick Euclid Medal following Sundays grand final at the North Ipswich Reserve.


INTRUST SUPER CUP MATCH OFFICIALS


Referee: Clayton Sharpe

Touch Judges: Steve Kanowski, Andrew Wareham

Standby: Peter Gough

Interchange: Murray Shields, Matt Sosimenko

Video Referee: Tony Maksoud


Clayton Sharpe


Age: 34

Cup games: 158

Third Queensland/Intrust Cup Grand Final.

First referee to be appointed to back-to-back Cup grand finals since Tony Maksoud in 1998/99/2000.

Member of the Brisbane Rugby League Referees Association.

Commenced refereeing in Gladstone.


Steve Kanowski


Fourth Cup grand final line (2009/10/12/13).

Most Cup grand finals for a touch judge.

Member of the Ipswich Rugby League Referees Association.

Commenced refereeing in Toowoomba and has refereed in Gladstone.


Andrew Wareham


Second Cup grand final line (2010)

Member of the Sunshine Coast Rugby League Referees Association


Tony Maksoud


Ninth Cup grand final as a Video Referee (2005-current)

Refereed a record five Cup grand finals (1998/99/00/02/04)

Refereed Easts in their 2004 Queensland Cup grand final (v Burleigh extra time)


FOGS CUP MATCH OFFICIALS


Referee: Michael Gordon

Touch Judges: Rod Spain, Ron Greentree

Standby: Nick Morel

Interchange: Murray Shields, Matt Sosimenko


Michael Gordon


Age: 24

First FOGS Cup grand final

Refereed the 2013 Queensland v NSW Under 18 game

Refereed the 2011/12 Gold Coast A grade grand final

Refereed the 2011 FOGS Colts grand final

Member of the Gold Coast Rugby League Referees Association


Ron Greentree


Second FOGS Cup grand final line (previous 2012)

Member of the Brisbane Rugby League Referees Association


Rod Spain


Second FOGS Cup grand final line (previous 2009)

Member of the Toowoomba Rugby League Referees Association


COLTS MATCH OFFICIALS


Referee: Nick Pelgrave

Touch Judges: Daniel Gigliotti, Juan Perez

Standby: Dan Munroe

Interchange: Murray Shields, Matt Sosimenko


Nick Pelgrave


Age: 21

First FOGS Colts grand final

Refereed Cyril Connell Cup grand final (2011)

Member of the Brisbane Rugby League Referees Association


Juan Perez


Second FOGS Colts grand final line (previous 2011)

Member of the Brisbane Rugby League Referees Association


Daniel Gigliotti


Second FOGS Colts grand final line (previous 2006)

Member of the Ipswich Rugby League Referees Association