African rugby referee: Who is Jaco Peyper Wiki, Bio, Age, Instagram, Video rugby world cup & More Facts

Jaco Peyper Wiki

Jaco Peyper is a South African rugby referee

Peyper rose through the ranks in South Africa quickly, making his Super Rugby debut in 2008 while still in his 20s. In 2011 he was named as an official for the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship in Italy. This included the final between England and New Zealand where New Zealand won 33-22.

  • World Rugby has sidelined referee Jaco Peyper from the World Cup semi-finals
  • Nigel Owens has been appointed as referee of the New Zealand vs England clash
  • Peyper apologized for posing for a photograph with a group of Wales fans
  • He was seen holding his elbow up, apparently mocking a French red card

Jaco Peyper Career & Promotions

In 2012, Peyper was promoted to the International Rugby Board’s elite panel and was tasked with refereeing Scotland’s 2012 tour of Oceania. This included Scotland’s 6-9 away win over Australia, 25-37 away win over Fiji and 16-17 away win over Samoa. He also refereed for Argentina v New Zealand clash in Round 5 of the 2012 Rugby Championship.

Jaco Peyper Rugby World Cup Referee

In 2015, Peyper was selected as one of the twelve referees for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

In 2019, Peyper was selected as one of the twelve referees and only a South African referee for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Jaco Peyper Rugby World Cup inappropriate photograph

the photo, taken by a French journalist, was widely shared Monday on social media.

World Rugby said the referee selection committee did not consider Peyper for selection this weekend, adding that the veteran referee ‘recognizes that a picture of him with Wales fans, which appeared on social media after the Wales versus France quarter-final, was inappropriate and he has apologized.’

World Rugby has sidelined Jaco Peyper from officiating at any of the World Cup semi-finals and appointed Nigel Owens as referee of the game between defending champion New Zealand and England.

Peyper has apologized for posing for a photograph with a group of Wales fans, holding his right elbow horizontally and into the face of one of the supporters, in a gesture apparently mocking a key incident in Wales’ comeback 20-19 win over France on Sunday when French lock Sebastian Vahaamahina was sent off for violent play.

The South African referee had been in control of the Wales-France quarter-final on Sunday and issued Vahaamahina a red card when the French forward raised his elbow into the face of a Welsh player in the second half.