Jaco Peyper has been rewarded for his outstanding performances in the 2012 season by being named as referee for Saturdayâ€™s Absa Currie Cup final in Durban (kick off 17h00).
Peyper, who made his test debut at Tier 1 international level in 2012, will take charge of the match between The Sharks and DHL Western Province. It is his first Absa Currie Cup final appointment.
â€śThe appointment was made on merit as Jaco has had an outstanding season,â€ť said Andre Watson, SARU GM: Referees. â€śThe decision was based on feedback over the season from provinces and from our own assessments. All appointments for finals are done on merit; this is SARUâ€™s showcase weekend in terms of domestic rugby and we owe it to all stakeholders to provide the best possible service.â€ť
SARU also announced that the Absa Under-21 and Absa Under-19 Cup finals will be refereed by Lourens van der Merwe and Rasta Rashivenge respectively. Craig Joubert will take charge of the second leg of the Absa Currie Cup promotion/relegation decider in Port Elizabeth on Friday night.
The full list of appointments is as follows:
|Absa Currie Cup Promotion/relegation||Friday, Oct 26 (19h10)||EP Kings v Toyota Free State Cheetahs||Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium|
|Referee: C Joubert||ARs: Q Immelman & C Wessels||TMO: J Meuwesen|
|Absa Under-19 final||Saturday, Oct 27 (12h00)||DHL Western Province v Vodacom Blue Bulls||Mr Price Kings Park|
|Referee: R Rashivenge||ARs: A Sehlako & R Rossouw||TMO: G Coetzee|
|Absa Under-21 final||Saturday, Oct 27 (14h00)||DHL Western Province v Vodacom Blue Bulls||Mr Price Kings Park|
|Referee: L van der Merwe||ARs: S Mayende & S Breytenbach||TMO: G Coetzee|
|Absa Currie Cup Final||Saturday, Oct 27 (17h00)||The Sharks v DHL Western Province||Mr Price Kings Park|
|Referee: J Peyper||Ars: C du Preez & S Breytenbach||TMO: J Meuwesen|