TOKYO – French and English referees will handle the Springboks' pool matches at the Rugby World Cup in Japan in September and October.
Two Frenchmen (Jerome Garces, Mathieu Raynal) and two Englishmen (Wayne Barnes, Luke Pearce) will be in charge of the four Pool B matches.
South Africa’s Jaco Peyper will mark a major milestone when he takes charge of Japan v Samoa at the City of Toyota Stadium on October 5.
Should he referee all scheduled Test matches before the match, Peyper will make his 50th Test appearance.
Peyper will also take charge of matches between Argentina and Tonga and England and France.