Glen Jackson awards a penalty try to the Bulls during the match against the Highlanders at Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Photo: Christiaan Kotze/BackpagePix

CAPE TOWN – Glen Jackson, the New Zealand referee who was roundly criticised for awarding a dodgy penalty to the Highlands last week, will again officiate a fixture involving the Bulls who go up against the Stormers in Saturday’s South African Super Rugby derby at Newlands (start at 3.05pm).

Jackson refereed the Bulls’ 29-28 home loss to the Highlanders in Pretoria last week.

He copped criticism in some quarters for a controversial penalty he awarded the Highlanders late in the game but has again been entrusted with the refereeing duties.

The six-match round kicks-off on Friday night in Rotorua as the Chiefs take their match against Jaguares to the regions, where Mike Fraser will have the whistle. 

On Saturday Nic Berry is in charge of the intriguing battle between the Hurricanes and Lions in Wellington. 

South African Jaco Peyper is in Australia to referee the Waratahs versus Blues match that has been moved to Brookvale Oval in Sydney's northern beaches region. 

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Here is the list of officials for weekend matches. 

Friday:

Chiefs v Jaguares, Rotorua International Stadium

Referee: Mike Fraser
AR1: Paul Williams
AR2: Brendon Pickerill
TMO: Shane McDermott

Rebels v Crusaders, AAMI Park, Melbourne

Referee: Nick Briant
AR1: Will Houston
AR2: James Leckie
TMO: Ian Smith
 
Saturday:

Hurricanes v Lions, Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Referee: Nic Berry
AR1: Ben O'Keeffe
AR2: Richard Kelly
TMO: Shane McDermott

Waratahs v Blues, Brookvale Oval, Sydney

Referee: Jaco Peyper
AR1: Angus Gardner
AR2: Will Houston
TMO: George Ayoub 

Stormers v Bulls, DHL Newlands, Cape Town

Referee: Glen Jackson
AR1: Egon Seconds
AR2: Rasta Rasivhenge
TMO: Willie Vos 

Sharks v Highlanders, Johnsson Kings Park, Durban

Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
AR1: AJ Jacobs
AR2: Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO: Christie du Preez 

Bye: Brumbies, Reds, Sunwolves. 

African News Agency (ANA)


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