Jaco Peyper to referee 2016 Currie Cup Final

Jaco Peyper (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images)

SA Rugby have anounced that Jaco Peyper is to officiate his second Currie Cup Final on Saturday when the Toyota Free State Cheetahs host the Vodacom Blue Bulls in Bloemfontein.

AJ Jacobs will take charge of the SA Rugby Under-21 Championship Final which immediately preceeds that game, with Vusi Msibi taking charge of the Under-19 Final at teh start of a day of finals. Both those games will see the resepctive Western Province and Golden Lions sides competing.

Peyer, who last week was named as one of three South African referees on the World Rugby panel for the November Tests, will be supported by ARs Jaco van Heerden and Cwengile Jadezweni and Television Match Official (TMO) Marius Jonker. 

Peyer took charge of his first Currie Cup Final in 2012 between DHL Western Province and the Cell C Sharks, which the Capetonians won 25-18.

Lourens van der Merwe and Paul Mente will double up as the Assistant Referees for the U19 and U21 Finals, with Johan Greeff named as the TMO.

Referee Appointments:

Currie Cup Final – Toyota Free State Cheetahs v Vodacom Blue Bulls
Venue: Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein, Kick-off: 16h00 (local time)
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Referees: Jaco van Heerden, Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO: Marius Jonker

 SA Rugby U21 Championship – Western Province v Golden Lions
Venue: Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 13h00 (local time)
Referee: AJ Jacobs
Assistant Referees: Lourens van der Merwe, Paul Mente
TMO: Johan Greeff

SA Rugby U19 Championship – Western Province v Golden Lions
Venue: Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 11h00 (local time)
Referee: Vusi Msibi
Assistant Referees: Paul Mente, Lourens van der Merwe
TMO: Johan Greeff