Meet the referees for the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final

Meet the referees for the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final
Meet the referees for the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final
THE AFL is pleased to announce the arbitration tribunal for the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final between Richmond and the Geelong Cats, which will take place at the Gabba this Saturday October 24th.

Matt Stevic, Simon Meredith and Craig Fleer were selected as field referees Robert Findlay named as an emergency.


In the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final, Stevic will officiate his eighth Toyota AFL Grand Final, Meredith his fifth and Fleer his first.

AFL chief referee Grant Williams congratulated each referee after his selection was completed on Monday afternoon.

“Matt, Simon and Craig have played consistently throughout the season and deserve their selection in a great grand final,” said Williams.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate every referee selected for the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final and thank every referee who has directed AFL football this season.

“It was a season like no other and I confirm and thank the commitment and professionalism of every referee and his families.”

Below are the career stats of all the referees appointed for the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final, including the border and finish referees.


Matt Stevic (Nr. 9)
Debut: 2004
Games: 400 AFL games
Finale: 44
All-Australian: 6 (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Grand Finals: 7 (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Simon Meredith (Nr. 21)
Debut: 2004
Games: 387
Finale: 36
Grand Finals: 5 (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)

Craig Fleer (Nr. 26)
Debut: 2012
Games: 139
Finale: 4
First AFL Grand Final

Robert Findlay
Debut: 2009
Games: 254
Finale: 8

Border arbiter

Michael Marantelli
Games: 235
Finale: 24
Grand final: 3

Ian Burrows
Games: 318
Finale: 36
Grand finale: 8

Matthew Konetschka
Games: 187
Finale: 21
Grand final: 2

Matthew Tomkins
Games: 209
Finale: 23
Grand final: 3

Christopher Gordon
Games: 276
Finale: 29
Grand final: 4

Target umpire

Matthew Dervan
Games: 97
Finale: 12
First AFL Grand Final

Steven Piperno
Games: 107
Finale: 12
Grand final: 2

Steven Axon
Games: 253
Finale: 16
Grand final: 2

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