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Fans react to Jaco Peyper appointment - Sport24

Cape Town - Super Rugby fans have reacted to the appointment of Jaco Peyper to referee Saturday's Super Rugby final between the Lions and Crusaders at Ellis Park. The decision is highly controversial given the calls this week for neutral referees to ...and more »

Rugby: South African media, Lions fans hit back at Super Rugby final controversy - New Zealand Herald

Referee Jaco Peyper came in for some criticism after the Lions-Hurricanes semifinal. Photo / photosport.nz. NZ Herald. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more Bookmark this article. Share on Facebook facebook. Share on Twitter ...and more »

Sanzaar defends decision to appoint South African Jaco Peyper as referee for Super Rugby final - Fox Sports

GOVERNING body SANZAAR has defended its decision to appoint South African referee Jaco Peyper to control the Super Rugby final between the Lions and Crusaders in Johannesburg on Saturday. The move came despite Kiwi media calls to appoint a “neutral ...and more »

South Africa's Jaco Peyper to ref Super Rugby final between Lions and Crusaders - TVNZ

SANZAAR has appointed South Africa's Jaco Peyper as the referee for the Super Rugby final between the Lions and Crusaders in Johannesburg on Sunday morning. Referee Jaco Peyper makes a call. Super Rugby match, Crusaders v Hurricanes at AMI. Referee ...and more »

Mallett lauds 'fantastic' Lions game plan - Sport24

Cape Town - Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett has heaped praise on the Lions following their come-from-behind Super Rugby semi-final win over the Hurricanes in Johannesburg at the weekend. The Lions overturned a 22-3 deficit to eventually run out ...and more »

Crusaders v Lions: Super Rugby final a sellout - New Zealand Herald

Despite poor crowds throughout the playoffs, this weekend's Super Rugby final between the Lions and Crusaders in Johannesburg is a sellout. A crowd of 61,500 will be on hand at Emirates Airline Park for the title decider. The Lions are aiming to win ...and more »

South African Jaco Peyper named as referee for Super Rugby final - New Zealand Herald

South African Jaco Peyper will take charge of the Lions v Crusaders Super Rugby final, with two of his countrymen getting key roles as his assistants. It's news that will not comfort Crusaders supporters, who are hoping their side can overturn the odds ...and more »

Rugby: Sanzaar drop another clanger in referee appointment for final - New Zealand Herald

Jaco Peyper referees the match between the New Zealand Maori and the British & Irish Lions. Photo/Getty Images. Gregor Paul. By: Gregor Paul. Sports writer. gregor.paul@nzherald.co.nz. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more ...and more »

Robbie Deans: Crusaders Super Rugby triumph in South Africa would be 'best yet' - The Nelson Mail

Crusaders coach Robbie Deans, centre, with Greg Somerville (L) and Brad Thorn with the spoils are the Crusaders' last Super Rugby win in 2008. Robbie Deans - the last coach to lead the Crusaders to a Super Rugby title - says a win in Johannesburg would ...and more »

World of Rugby: Aaron Mauger lands Super Rugby role and Namibia clinch title - Telegraph.co.uk

Saturday sees the 2017 Super Rugby season draw to an end when the Lions face the Crusaders. The latest on that match-up and more in this week's column. Super Rugby Final. What a final lies ahead on Saturday. Full credit has to go to the Lions for the ...and more »