Adam Gee will referee his first NRL Grand Final after being handed the whistle for Sunday night’s showdown between Penrith and Brisbane.
Chris Sutton and David Munro will be touch judges for the decider, while Ashley Klein will be the Bunker Review Official.
The NRL also announced that Belinda Sharpe has been appointed to referee the NRL Telstra Women’s Premiership Grand Final between Newcastle Knights and Gold Coast Titans. Rochelle Tamarua and Mitch Currie will be touch judges for the NRLW encounter, while Kasey Badger will be Bunker Review Official.
NRL Executive General Manager – Elite Competitions Graham Annesley congratulated all match officials on their appointments.
“Adam thoroughly deserves his appointment to the Grand Final,” Annesley said.
“He has been a standout Match Official this season and been incredibly consistent in 2023.
“Adam has refereed 236 matches, and his calm demeanour and strong work ethic are testament to that experience.
“We’re in the fortunate position to have a number of referees who have the ability to officiate the Grand Final but it’s a competitive process and Adam is the best referee for the job based on performances this year and throughout the Finals Series.”
NRL General Manager Elite Officiating Jared Maxwell said: “All of our match officials should be congratulated for their strong performances over the course of the season. The match officials work very diligently through a season and this privilege is reward for all the hard work and dedication.”