Jaco Peyper to referee 2018 Super Rugby opener

Cape Town - New Zealand’s Glen Jackson will referee Saturday’s South African Super Rugby derby between the Lions and Sharks at Ellis Park on Johannesburg.

Kick-off is at 17:15.

Jackson will be assisted by South Africans AJ Jacobs and Cwengile Jadezweni, with Marius Jonker the television match official (TMO).

Meanwhile, South Africa’s Jaco Peyper will kick-start the 2018 season when he takes charge of the earlier match between the Stormers and Jaguares at Newlands in Cape Town (15:05).

Peyper will be assisted by compatriots Marius van der Westhuizen and Egon Seocnds, with Christie du Preez on TMO duty.