Episode 94 - Bill Harrigan

July 14, 2018

 

My special guest is Bill Harrigan. Bill is a legend of NRL refereeing with his record speaking for itself. He refereed 392 first grade games, 10 grand finals, 21 State of Origins and 25 test matches.

 

 

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

3:26 – Welcome Bill Harrigan

4:38 – Transition into the media and learning from great players

6:00 – Building relationships with players

7:11 – Positives and negatives from the NRL referees

9:00 – Effective penalties

10:05 – Empathy

12:20 – Who is the best referee

13:30 – The pocket ref

19:50 – The next generation of referees

22:20 – Growing up in the West and finding refereeing

25:08 – Grounding in the pub comp

26:38 – Moving to the Parramatta referees

27:55 – Wanting to referee at top level

29:00 – Finding balance

30:40 – Getting graded in the NSWRL referee squad

33:06 – Eric Cox vs Jimmy Barnes

36:37 – First Grade debut at Lidcombe Oval

37:38 – Developing his refereeing style

39:30 – Preparing and evaluating a game

41:50 – Gorden Tallis

45:28 – First Grand Final in 1989

47:27 – Losing the top spot and rebuilding

52:05 – Super League vs ARL

58:35 – Coming back together after the Super League War

59:54 – Getting the grand final first year back

1:03:00 – Challenges from Steve Clark & Tim Mander

1:05:00 – Retirement

1:08:45 – Denis Braybrook

1:11:25 – Favorite venue to officiate

1:12:20 – Regrets

1:15:44 – Oztag

 

 

 

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