Rugby league community in shock over shooting of refereee
BRISBANE'S rugby league community is struggling to comprehend the shooting murder of high-profile referee Tony McGrath.
A friend found the 57-year-old dead in the garage of his Woolloongabba home in Brisbane's inner-south on Thursday night.
Mr McGrath may have been dead for more than two days before his body was found.
He died of a single shot to his head.
At least one neighbour reported hearing a loud bang last Tuesday between 7pm and 10pm.
The long-time tax office employee, known as "Bunter", lived a quiet life, dedicating much of the past four decades to the Brisbane Rugby League Referees Association, where he served as secretary and treasurer.