Harrigan out with calf injury

The National Rugby League's leading referee Bill Harrigan has withdrawn from the match between Manly and Melbourne on Sunday because of a calf muscle strain.

Harrigan has been troubled by the injury for the past fortnight and it hasn't responded well to treatment. Referees' coach Robert Finch says it's better to rest Harrigan for a week rather then risk doing further damage.

Tony Archer will now control the clash at Brookvale Oval.