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Peyper To Referee Our RWC Opener

South African lawyer Jaco Peyper will have the honour of refereeing the opening match at Rugby World Cup 2015 in England as the hosts take on Fiji at Twickenham to
14 Sep 2015 10:05
Peyper To Referee Our RWC Opener
South African lawyer Jaco Peyper will referee Fiji vs England game.

South African lawyer Jaco Peyper will have the honour of refereeing the opening match at Rugby World Cup 2015 in England as the hosts take on Fiji at Twickenham to kick off 44 days of unmissable action.

Peyper rose through the refereeing ranks in South Africa quickly, making his Super Rugby debut in 2008 while still in his 20’s. He began refereeing after a serious injury cut short his playing career as a halfback.

In 2011 he was named as an official for the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship in Italy. This included the final between England and New Zealand where New Zealand won 33-22.

In 2012, Peyper was promoted to the International Rugby Board’s elite panel and was tasked with refereeing Scotland’s 2012 tour of Oceania. This included Scotland’s 6-9 away win over Australia, 25-37 away win over Fiji and 16-17 away win over Samoa.

He has now become one of the most respected referees in world rugby controlling internationals and Super 15 finals.

 

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