The refereeing appointments for this weekend’s first round of Super Rugby matches have been announced. Jason Jaftha may have lasted just four minutes of the Sharks’ warm-up game against the Lions on Friday before leaving the field injured, but he will have another chance to see them in action first hand as he handles their clash with the Bulls in Durban on Saturday.
South Africa’s top ref, Craig Joubert, will handle the other game this weekend, between the Cheetahs and the Lions in Bloemfontein.
Cheetahs v Lions at Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein – 17:05
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Television match official: Johan Greeff (South Africa) with Oupa Wagner (South Africa) in training
Sharks v Bulls at Kings Park, Durban – 19:10
Referee: Jason Jaftha (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Stuart Berry (South Africa), Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Television match official: Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)