• Peyper to referee fifth Currie Cup final

    Jaco Peyper will join a select group of referees when he takes charge of his fifth Currie Cup final between the Vodacom Bulls and Sharks in Pretoria on Saturday.

    The spectacle at Loftus Versfeld will kick off at 3pm and will be broadcast live on SuperSport.

    Peyper will have assistant referees AJ Jacobs and Griffin Colby in support on either side of the field, while Marius van der Westhuizen will serve as the television match official.

     Another experienced match official, Rasta Rasivhenge, has been named as the reserve referee for the match.

    Only four referees have held the whistle in five or more Currie Cup finals. They are Andre Watson (7), Jonathan Kaplan (6), Steve Strydom (6) and Freek Burger (5).

    Peyper first took charge of a Currie Cup final in 2012 and four years later he struck a golden stretch, overseeing the 2016, 2017 and 2018 finals, respectively.

    This will mark Peyper’s first Currie Cup final at Loftus Versfeld after having been the man in the middle in finals in Durban, Cape Town, and Bloemfontein previously.

    Currie Cup final: Bulls vs Sharks

    Date: Saturday, 30 January

    Time: 3pm

    Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

    Referee:  Jaco Peyper

    Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs and Griffin Colby

    TMO: Marius van der Westhuizen

    Reserve referee: Rasta Rasivhenge

    TV: SuperSport Grandstand and Rugby

    Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix