Peyper is as good as any.
Jackson is simply not up to it. A la Wayne Barnes, he has been given too much too early. Experience as a player means little as a ref. It's handy but by no means definitive. Look at Kearns for example. Wouldn't know a law book if it hit him in the face. Great player but would be an awful ref if he tried.
Jackson's performance in the Brumbies Reds game and then one a week or two later showed he cannot make a decision when the pressure is on. His body language shows he is like a rabbit on a spotlight.
Always beware a ref who makes the mark repeatedly with his head down. He has lost the plot and is looking to block the world out.
Walsh is a show pony who makes a howler at least once each match e.g. the shoulder charge last week.
Pollock seems good but might have been a little above his depth in the Lions series. His confidence seems shot to me.
Joubert is a very good ref. He should get the final regardless of who is playing. He is that good. But I wish he would stop calling the players by name. He is not their mate. He is their ref. That will come back to bite him when familiarity starts to breed contempt, as it always does.
Nothing like a bit of ref bashing to take the attention away from losing again. The great pretenders are finding yet another way to explain their own inadequcies.
Having said that I accept the penalty for the shoulder charge was just wrong. The offisde all year has been badly policed. All teams need to take a half yard back to be onside at rucks and mauls.
But the only reason the Waratahs did not win was because they were, once more, not good enough.
What Colvin said Crazy.