Public memorial to be held for Gomersall

A public memorial for former Test and State of Origin rugby league referee Barry Gomersall will be held at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium next week.

Affectionately known as the Grasshopper, Gomersall died on Friday at age 61 after a battle with cancer. A private funeral will be held in Mackay this Thursday and the public memorial will be staged on Wednesday, February 21.