Richard Ferguson

Peyper gets the final

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks, WP on 23 Oct 2012 at 08:30
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The 31st person on the field for this weekend’s Currie Cup final at Mr Price Kings Park will be Jaco Peyper, after being named to take charge of his first final.

Andre Watson, SARU’s General Manager of Referees, said that the appointment was made purely on merit and based on feedback from the provinces during the season.

Other referees to be rewarded with big match day games are Lourens van der Merwe and Rasta Rashivenge, who will blowing the Under 21 and Under 19 finals respectively while Craig Joubert will officiate the second leg of the promotion/relegation clash in Port Elizabeth.

Two referees who will not take part at all this weekend are Marius Jonker and Jonathan Kaplan.

Weekend appointments:


EP Kings vs Free State Cheetahs, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referees: Quintin Immelman, Cobus Wessels
Television match official: Johann Meuwesen
Assessor: Willie Roos

Currie Cup final

Sharks vs Western Province, Kings Park, Durban
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Christie du Preez, Stefan Breytenbach
Reserve referee: Jason Jaftha
Television match official: Johann Meuwesen
Assessor: Banks Yantolo

Under-21 final

Blue Bulls vs Western Province, Kings Park, Durban
Referee: Lourens van der Merwe
Assistant referees: Sindile Mayende, Stefan Breytenbach
Television match official: Gerrie Coetzee
Assessor: Keith Hendricks

Under-19 final

Blue Bulls vs Western Province, Kings Park, Durban
Referee: Rasta Rashivenge
Assistant referees: Archie Sehlako, Reuben Rossouw
Television match official: Gerrie Coetzee
Assessor: Arrie Schoonwinkel


  • I don’t like Peyper very much 👿

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.10.12 09:04:56 by JarsonX Reply
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  • When is Jafta going to get more game time as ref. i think he has loads of potential.

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.10.12 10:12:08 by Dunx Reply

  • Peyper has an unfortunate knack of missing distinctly forward passes that set up Gio Aplon tries. The only refereeing appointment that would have been worse for the Sharks would have been Louwrens van der Merwe, who seems totally awestruck by Western Province players and intent on being their buddy. You could see his irises become heart-shaped whenever he smiled at Duane Vermeulen. It was nauseating.

    Rasta has performed dismally whenever he’s run the touch line in Sharks’ matches; hard to forget his awful job during the Super 15 where he allowed the Cheetah’s to score a try when their player had clearly been tackled into touch:

    Why are these three being rewarded? They had some of the worst performances of all the officials during this season. I guess rugby’s governing bodies love irony – like Bryce Lawrence receiving the prize for being New Zealand’s best referee for 2011.

    Jason Jafta is probably the best referee we have, outside of Craig Joubert. He knows his laws, he is authoritarian when he needs to be and doesn’t seem to get much wrong. He pulled a death stare the other weekend on a player for misconduct after the whistle, which had me in stitches, but seemed to be quite effective, even against a much, much bigger man.

    I promise I’m not always negative!

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.10.12 10:37:40 by MerckZ Reply

  • Gawd I am just stoked we did not get Lourens! 😀

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.10.12 10:45:26 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 4) : i think its a pity..he is one of WP’s best players !

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.10.12 12:05:21 by The Duke Reply

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  • Not even an “Extra Player” 😉 will help Province on Saterday… Go Sharks!!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.10.12 13:57:14 by Jr88 Reply

  • @MerckZ (Comment 3) : Well said!! As for the ‘Death Stare’ I replayed it three times and collapsed each time!! I think it was super effective cos nobody heard from that player again!! Worked better than a penalty!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.10.12 17:05:04 by Caratacus Reply

  • Would have loved to have a dry weather game!!! The rain just levels the playing field too much imo…. 😐

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.10.12 07:58:51 by SharksRTB Reply


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