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Referees announced for British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa

The men in the middle for The British & Irish Lions Tests against South Africa has been announced.

World Rugby has announced the officials for the whole of the Tour, with an Australian, New Zealand and a Frenchman selected.

Furthermore, Mike Adamson from Scotland will be the man in the middle in the Springboks’ return to Test rugby, against Georgia on 2 July, with Ireland’s Frank Murphy taking charge of the second Test against the Lelos, on 9 July.

The Castle Lager Lions Series will be particularly significant for Jaco Peyper, as it will be his fourth British & Irish Lions tour as a match official. He served as an assistant referee in South Africa in 2009 (matches against the Royal XV and Cell C Sharks), while he refereed in the 2013 and 2017 British & Irish Lions tours to Australia (Waratahs match) and New Zealand (first Test) respectively.

“The whistle” has been created in collaboration with ACME whistles, the world’s leading whistle manufacturer. 

WARM-UP MATCHES:

British and Irish Lions v Japan
BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Saturday, 26 June, 2021
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (FFR)
Assistant Referee 1: Romain Poite (FFR)
Assistant Referee 2: Pierre Brousset (FFR)
TMO: Eric Gauzins (FFR)
Emirates Lions v British and Irish Lions
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Saturday, 3 July, 2021
Referee: AJ Jacobs (SARU)
Assistant Referee 1: Wayne Barnes (RFU)
Assistant Referee 2: Jaco Peyper (SARU)
TMO: Stuart Berry (SARU)
Cell C Sharks v British and Irish Lions
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Wednesday, 7 July, 2021
Referee: Jaco Peyper (SARU)
Assistant Referee 1: Wayne Barnes (RFU)
Assistant Referee 2: AJ Jacobs (SARU)
TMO: Marius van der Westhuizen (SARU)
Vodacom Bulls v British and Irish Lions
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Saturday, 10 July, 2021
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)
Assistant Referee 1: Jaco Peyper (SARU)
Assistant Referee 2: AJ Jacobs (SARU)
TMO: Stuart Berry (SARU)
South Africa A v British and Irish Lions
Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Wednesday, 14 July, 2021
Referee: Jaco Peyper (SARU)
Assistant Referee 1: Wayne Barnes (RFU)
Assistant Referee 2: Marius van der Westhuizen (SARU)
TMO: Marius Jonker (SARU)
DHL Stormers v British and Irish Lions
Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Saturday, 17 July, 2021
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU)
Assistant Referee 1: Jaco Peyper (SARU)
Assistant Referee 2: AJ Jacobs (SARU)
TMO: Marius van der Westhuizen (SARU)

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