Leading referee Matt Cecchin to quit NRL over 'vile abuse'

03 August 2018 12:15
Leading official set for 300th game this weekendHe and his family have received death threatsVeteran whistleblower Matt Cecchin will leave the NRL at season’s end over “vile” abuse and mounting pressure on referees. Ahead of taking charge of his 300th NRL match as Penrith meet Canberra on Sunday, the 44-year-old told Fairfax he would quit the competition and retire unless an opportunity in Europe’s Super League arises. Related: Rugby league can stand tall after fitting homage to genuine greats | Nick Tedeschi Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian