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Pelgrave in the middle for Intrust Super Cup decider

One of the more experienced match officials in the Queensland Rugby League High Performance Unit, Nick Pelgrave, has been rewarded for his consistent performances throughout the season and will this Sunday take charge of the Intrust Super Cup grand final.

Pelgrave, who made his Intrust Super Cup debut in Round 3, 2015, has worked hard throughout the season and will be in the middle for his second decider, after he shared the duties with Jarrod Cole in 2017.

QRL state match officials manager Paul Stephenson congratulated Pelgrave on his appointment.  

"I am really happy for Pelly... he's one of our most experienced and been probably our most consistent all year," Stephenson said. 

With so much talent in the Queensland refereeing ranks, Stephenson said picking the person to officiate the grand final was a tough decision to make.

"It was very close,” Stephenson said.

“Both him and Tyson Brough have been very good throughout the finals series. But in the end, Nick was probably slightly more consistent through that series and through the year, which is what got him the nod. 

"It's all positive for Tyson though. He was unlucky to miss out, but it has been a really great year for him, getting his NRL debut on the line. Not only getting that game, but backing it up with a number of really good performances in the NRL.

“He was strong throughout the finals series as well, so he should be disappointed, but when he reflects on his year, he'll see it's been a really good year." 

Stephenson said Nick Morel and Michael Wise would run the line for Pelgrave. 

"It's a nice reward for Nick Morel and Michael Wise in the sense that they both missed out on appointments late in the year because they weren't in the bubble with the NRL group,” Stephenson said.

“It's a nice reward for them late in the year, to get a Cup grand final, after missing out on those games. 

“They're both really experienced touch judges at our level and also the NRL level.”

The Hastings Deering Colts grand final will be officiated by Jeremy Meadows.

“Jeremy has had a great year. He debuted in Cup in the last round, so that was a great reward for him. He's been really strong - the standout performer through the finals series,” Stephenson said.

Match official Jeremy Meadows will take charge of the Hastings Deering Colts grand final. Photo: Vanessa Hafner / QRL
Match official Jeremy Meadows will take charge of the Hastings Deering Colts grand final. Photo: Vanessa Hafner / QRL

Match officials for the Intrust Super Cup grand final 

Referee: Nick Pelgrave
Touch judges: Nick Morel and Michael Wise
Standby referee / HIA official: Tyson Brough
Video referee: Tim Rutherford
Video referee supervisor: Bruce Schmidt

Match officials for the Hastings Deering Colts grand final

Referee: Jeremy Meadows
Touch judges: Jordan Morel and Cody Kwik
Standby referee / HIA official: Jake Stanton