Clark to referee Origin decider

Steve Clark has been retained as referee for the State of Origin decider in Melbourne tomorrow week. Clark was the whistle-blower in Origin II in Brisbane earlier this month when Queensland thumped New South Wales 30-6 to keep the series alive.

Sean Hampstead will be the stand-by referee for the decider at Telstra Dome. Clark will referee tonight's Test between Great Britain and New Zealand in England before returning to Sydney on Thursday night. He'll control his fifth Origin match on July 5 when the Blues attempt to win an unprecedented fourth straight series.