Match officials to August 25

20th Aug 2013, 18:21

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Jaco Peyper: NZ v Australia

Jaco Peyper: NZ v Australia

Jaco Peyper will referee the Test between New Zealand and Australia and Steve Walsh will handle South Africa against Argentina.

Jaco Peyper will referee the Rugby Championship Test between New Zealand and Australia and Steve Walsh will handle South Africa against Argentina.

After last week's introduction at Test level, the new scrum laws have caused plenty of debate which means referees will especially be subject to scrutiny in matches this weekend.

In other action, Canada and the USA do battle in a World Cup qualifier and there will be plenty of action in the Top 14, ITM Cup and Currie Cup competitions.

Rugby Championship, Round Two

New Zealand vs Australia at Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Assessor: Donal Courtney (Ireland)

Argentina vs South Africa at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Pascal Gauzère (France)
Television match official: Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)
Assessor: Carlos Molinari (Argentina)

World Cup Qualifier

Canada vs USA at BMO Field, Toronto
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
Assistant referees: Leighton Hodges (Wales), Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official: Jim Yuille (Scotland)

Top 14, Round Two

Toulon vs Racing-Métro at Stade Mayol
Referee: Romain Poite
Assistant referees: Patrick Pechambert, Thomas Dejean
Television match official: Vincent Azoulay

Oyonnax vs Clermont Auvergne at Stade Charles Mathon
Referee: Laurent Cardona
Assistant referees: Christophe Mallet, Sébastien Hebert
Television match official: Eric Gauzins

Biarritz vs Montpellier at Parc Des Sports d'Aguilera
Referee: Jérôme Garcès
Assistant referees: Christophe Dutreuilh, Christophe Malterre
Television match official: Bruno Bessot

Castres vs Grenoble at Stade Pierre Antoine
Referee: Cyril Lafon
Assistant referees: Laurent Millotte, Jacques De Lemos

Perpignan vs Stade Français at Stade Aimé Giral
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz
Assistant referees: Cédric Marchat, Jean-Luc Rebollal
Television match official: Daniel Gillet

Toulouse vs Bayonne at Stade Ernest Wallon
Referee: Salem Attalah
Assistant referees: Maxime Chalon, Bruno Gabaldon
Television match official: Jean-Marie Pellaprat

Brive vs Bordeaux-Bègles at Stade Amédée Domenech
Referee: Sébastien Minery
Assistant referees: David Rosich, Laurent Breil

ITM Cup

North Harbour vs Counties Manukau in Albany
Referee: Richard Kelly

Taranaki vs Wellington in New Plymouth
Referee: Kane McBride

Waikato vs Otago in Hamilton
Referee: Glen Jackson

Tasman vs Canterbury in Blenheim
Referee: Sheldon Eden-Whaitiri

Northland vs Southland in Whangarei
Referee: Brendon Pickerill

Bay of Plenty vs Hawke's Bay in Tauranga
Referee: Mike Fraser

Manawatu vs Auckland in Palmerston North
Referee: Nick Briant

Currie Cup, Premier Division

Free State Cheetahs vs Sharks at Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Referee: Jason Jaftha
Assistant referees: Jaco van Heerden, Pieter Janse van Vuuren
Television match official: Deon van Blommestein

Griquas vs Western Province at GWK Park, Kimberley
Referee: Sindile Mayende
Assistant referees: Ben Crouse, Francois de Bruin
Television match official: Gerrie Coetzee

Blue Bulls vs Golden Lions at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant referees: Jaco Van Heerden, Cobus Wessels
Assessor: Tappe Henning