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Peyper breaks through

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:29
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The referees have been appointed to the 2013 Six Nations matches. The only new referee in this ancient competition is Jaco Peyper of South Africa.

Peyper refereed his first Tests this year and then in that year refereed eight Tests and the Currie Cup Final.

The referees are all from the IRB's Merit Panel of nine referees. There are two each from France, Ireland and South Africa and one each from England, Wales and Australia. Six are from the North, three from the South. There is no referee from Scotland or Italy.

France, Ireland and South Africa are each appointed to three matches. Craig Joubert, Romain Poite, George Clancy, Wayne Barnes, Steve Walsh and Nigel Owens have each been appoiinted to two matches.,

Each weekend, bar the last, there will be two matches on the Saturday and one on the Sunday. On the last weekend the matches will be simultaneous to avoid clever tactics.

Appointments

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Wales vs Ireland
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

England vs Scotland
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Italy vs France
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Scotland vs Italy
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)

France vs Wales
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Ireland vs England
Referee: Jérôme Garces (France)

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Italy vs Wales
Referee: Romain Poite (France)

England vs France
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Scotland vs Ireland
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Scotland vs Wales
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)

Ireland vs France
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)

Sunday, 10 March 2013

England vs Italy
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Italy vs Ireland
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

Wales vs England
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)

France vs Scotland
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

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