All-SA S15 playoff referees

    2012-07-16 10:25
    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.

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