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All-SA S15 playoff referees
Cape Town - SANZAR has announced the referee appointments for the Super Rugby qualifiers to be held on Saturday, July 21.
With the Super Rugby regular season now finished, the Australian Conference winning Reds and the top wildcard qualifying Crusaders will host the Sharks and the Bulls respectively.
SANZAR Game Manager Lyndon Bray said the appointments were made after a full season analysis of each official, which in turn saw referees rewarded with strong performances throughout the campaign.
“We are delighted to announce that Jaco (Peyper) and Jonathan (Kaplan) will referee the first matches in this season’s Super Rugby Finals Series,” Bray said.
Bray said that the final appointments consider three key criteria -the overall performance, accuracy of the big calls and the ‘right fit for the game’.
“Referees were reviewed against their overall performance, which takes into consideration their consistency over the whole competition, and form at this latter stage of the competition.” 2012 Super Rugby Finals Series
Both matches, Saturday, July 21
Crusaders v Bulls, Christchurch
Kick-off 09:35 SA time
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referee: Keith Brown
Assistant referee: Glen Jackson
TMO: Garratt Williamson Reds v Sharks, Brisbane
Kick-off 11:40 SA time
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referee: James Leckie
TMO: Matt Goddard
The referee appointments for the Super Rugby semi-finals and final will be named at a later date.