SA ref Jaco Peyper in action Photo: Supplied/Sanzaar

JOHANNESBURG – South African Jaco Peyper, who is Super Rugby's most experienced referee, will take charge of the all-New Zealand semifinal in Christchurch where the top-ranked team and defending champions, the Crusaders, host the Hurricanes. 

In the second semifinal, New Zealand referee Glen Jackson will be in the middle for the match in Johannesburg where the Lions will be hoping to reach their third straight Final when they host 2014 Champions, the Waratahs.

In line with previous years, the referee appointments are merit-based and their selection has included direct input from the Super Rugby head coaches. 

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Saturday's Super Rugby semi-final referee appointments are:

Crusaders [1] v Hurricanes [4], AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Referee: Jaco Peyper
AR1: Mike Fraser
AR2: Ben O'Keeffe
TMO: Shane McDermott 

Lions [2] v Waratahs [3], Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Glen Jackson
AR1: Marius van der Westhuizen
AR2: Rasta Rasivhenge. 
TMO: Marius Jonker. 

African News Agency (ANA)

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