Jaco Peyper will referee Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby derby between the Lions and Stormers in Johannesburg.
Marius van der Westhuizen will referee Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby derby between the Stormers and Vodacom Bulls at Newlands.
Three local referees will take charge of the matches involving South African franchises during the opening round of Vodacom Super Rugby.
Four South Africans have been included in the 12-man refereeing team that will officiate in the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby season.
Rassie Erasmus says that the uncertainty around the No 1 ranking should have referees heading into the World Cup with no preconceived ideas about one team’s dominance. JON CARDINELLI in Tokyo reports.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika and former captain Phil Kearns have slammed the officiating at Ellis Park and questioned the overall standard of elite referees after Australia’s loss to the Boks.
TJ Perenara has suggested it was ‘clear and obvious’ that the Hurricanes should have been awarded a penalty in the dying moments of Saturday’s semi-final against the Crusaders.
Referee Marius van der Westhuizen will be in charge of the match between the Sharks and Lions at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.
Australian Nic Berry will be in charge of the match between the Stormers and Crusaders at Newlands on Saturday.
Mike Fraser will take charge of the Stormers’ final match on tour against the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday.