Jaco Peyper Stood Down From Refereeing Ireland Vs England Game

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy

Stood down.

Jaco Peyper will no longer referee Ireland’s World Cup warm-up clash with England at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.

The South African was due to take charge of the hugely anticipated match-up, but has been stood down from the game due to an issue with a delayed flight.

Peyper won’t be in London until Friday morning and because of “referee welfare”– will not be permitted to take charge of the game on Saturday afternoon.

Welsh referee Nigel Owens has been drafted in as his replacement.