New Zealander Glen Jackson is appointed to referee the 2016 Super Final between the Hurricanes and the Lions.
South African Jaco Peyper referees the first Lions Test. (New Zealand wins)
Peyper’s great; if only he could referee the whole series.
Some Frenchmen officiate in the last two tests of that series (New Zealand doesn’t win)
This is disgraceful. The refs aren’t emotionally qualified for such important matches. It should be the best ref regardless of where they come from; neutrality is over-rated.
South African Jaco Peyper is appointed to referee the 2017 Super Final between the Lions and the Crusaders.
You can’t have a South African refereeing an important match involving a South African team. This is 2017. The most important thing is that a referee is neutral.
There’s just something that doesn’t seem to be adding up here.