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Try Tag Rugby to host Bill Harrigan

Try Tag Rugby will host former NRL, State of Origin and International referee Bill Harrigan over the coming 11 days.

Harrigan will visit London and Leeds hosting several events during his time in the UK, with the aim of increasing the standard of Try Tag Rugby referees. Harrigan will also be a guest at the London Tag Rugby Championships on Saturday 1st July.

Harrigan refereed 392 NRL games, 21 State of Origins, 25 Test Matches and 10 Grand Finals in a career spanning from 1986 to 2003. He also went on to become the head of refereeing for the NRL.

Since retiring from Rugby League, Harrigan has been working for Oztag Australia and currently holds the positions of Tournament Director and National Referee Co-ordinator.

Harrigan, was Tournament Director of the highly successful Tag World Cup in 2015 and previously held the role of Chairman of the International Tag Federation.

Full Itinerary

Thursday 29th June - Attending the London RL Foundation's Super League Thursday function at Riley's Sports Bar for a Q&A session from 7pm. For more information, click here

Saturday 1st July - Special guest at the London Tag Rugby Championships 2017. He will be refereeing several matches.

Sunday 2nd July - Hosting a referee forum at the Ibis Hotel in London Bridge, located at 43-47 Southwark Bridge Road (SE1 9HH) from 6-8pm. To register, click here.

Monday 3rd July - Hosting a referee workshop at Southwark Park in Canada Water from 7-9pm. All new referees are welcome. To register, click here.

Tuesday 4th July - Attending a Tuesday evening league in London.

Wednesday 5th July - Arrives in Leeds. Attending the Westwood league to give advice to the referees and to meet and greet players in the league.

Thursday 6th July - Media commitments during the day. Visiting the Kirkstall League to run a referee workshop for new referees, however all referees are welcome to attend. To register, click here.

If you are a media organisation and you would like to interview Bill Harrigan please contact phillipbrowne@trytagrugby.com.   

Friday 7th July - Hosting a referee forum in central Leeds, venue TBC from 7-9pm. To register, click here

on 27th June, 2017

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