Glen Jackson is the first New Zealander to play in and referee 100 first-class matches. Photo:

CAPE TOWN – South Africa’s Rugby Championship Test against Australia in Perth on Saturday (starting 12.05pm SA time) will be refereed by New Zealander Glen Jackson.

Former Chiefs flyhalf Jackson will have another Kiwi, Paul Williams, and Ireland’s John Lacey running the line, while Ben Skeen will be the television match official (TMO).

Skeen is also from New Zealand.

The Springboks are currently on top of the Rugby Championship log with nine points after two matches after beating Argentina home and away in Port Elizabeth and Salta.

Allister Coetzee’s team are ahead of the All Blacks – who are also on nine log points – on overall points difference of +40 compared to New Zealand’s +26.

In the earlier Rugby Championship match on Saturday, Australia’s Angus Gardner will take the whistle when New Zealand and Argentina clash in New Plymouth (starting 9.35am SA time).

Gardner will be assisted by Wales’ Nigel Owens and England’s Matthew Carley.

Australia’s George Ayoub is the TMO.

African News Agency (ANA), Staff Writer