Referees named for Lions tour

Referees named for Lions tour

Nic Berry (Aus) will officiate in the first test between the Lions and Boks while Ben O’Keeffe (NZ) and Mathieu Raynal (France) will look after the second and third tests respectively. 

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As for the mid-week games, they will be shared amongst AJ Jacobs (SA), Jaco Peyper (SA) and Wayne Barnes (England). 


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The Lions kick off their tour in South Africa against the Emirates Lions on 3 July, to be handled by AJ Jacobs. 


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Next, Warren Gatland’s charges face the Sharks on 7 July – which will be overseen by Jaco Peyper – before heading to Pretoria on the 10th to take on the Bulls under the watchful eye of Wayne Barnes 


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In the penultimate match-up before the tests commence, the Lions will face South Africa ‘A’ on 14 July with Jaco Peyper again being put in charge of the whistle. 


The warm-up games will conclude in Cape Town  on 17 July when the Stormers take on the men in red, this time officiated by Barnes once again. 



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