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Ben Cummins and Tony Archer have been appointed to referee Game 2 of the 2012 Harvey Norman State of Origin Series at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on Wednesday, June 13.

Cummins, who officiated in the opening match of the Series, will officiate in his third Origin game while Archer’s will be his eleventh appointment.

NRL Referees Co-Coaches Bill Harrigan and Stuart Raper today congratulated all the Match Officials on their appointments for the match.

“We were pleased with the performances of the officials in Origin 1 but there is also enormous competition within this squad from officials who are striving to be a part of these big matches,” Harrigan said.

“Tony himself found after game one last year that situations can change and we used four referees in the 2011 series.

“This year Tony was very close to being selected for the opening match and his ongoing performances have warranted his appointment for game two.

“Ben has done well to hold his position, particularly given the overall performance of the squad at the moment.”

The full list of Match Officials is:

Referees: Tony Archer and Ben Cummins.

Touch Judges: Russell Turner and David Abood.

Video Referee: Steve Clark (assistant Paul Simpkins).

Standby Referee: Ashley Klein. Standby Touch Judge: Adam Reid.

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