Origin Referees: Cummins and Cecchin

Ben Cummins and Matt Cecchin have been appointed to referee Game 1 of the 2012 Harvey Norman State of Origin Series at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, May 23.

The match will be Cummins’ second Harvey Norman State of Origin match – he officiated in Game 2 of last year’s series – and the first for Cecchin, who refereed in last year’s Telstra Premiership Grand Final and in the Four Nations tournament in the United Kingdom.

The full list of Match Officials is:

Referees: Ben Cummins and Matt Cecchin

Touch Judges: Paul Holland and Jeff Younis

Video Referee: Sean Hampstead

Standby Referee: Ashley Klein