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Jaco Peyper to referee Currie Cup final

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Jaco Peyper will referee the Currie Cup final between the Sharks and Western Province in Durban on Saturday afternoon.

Peyper, who made his test debut at Tier 1 international level in 2012, will be in his first Currie Cup final.

“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 Under-21 and 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 Currie Cup promotion/relegation decider in Port Elizabeth on Friday night.

The full list of appointments is as follows:

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

Under-19 final
Saturday, Oct 27 (12h00)
Western Province v Blue Bulls
Kings Park
Referee: R Rashivenge
ARs: A Sehlako & R Rossouw
TMO: G Coetzee

Under-21 final
Saturday, Oct 27 (14h00)
Western Province v Blue Bulls
Kings Park
Referee: L van der Merwe
ARs: S Mayende & S Breytenbach
TMO: G Coetzee

Currie Cup Final
Saturday, Oct 27 (17h00)
The Sharks v Western Province
Kings Park
Referee: J Peyper
Ars: C du Preez & S Breytenbach
TMO: J Meuwesen

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