Jaco Peyper has been rewarded for his outstanding performances in the 2012 season by being named as referee for Saturday’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.
“The appointment was made on merit as Jaco has had an outstanding season,” said Andre Watson, SARU GM: Referees. “The 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 SARU’s showcase weekend in terms of domestic rugby and we owe it to all stakeholders to provide the best possible service.”
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|