World Rugby can confirm that Nigel Owens (Wales) will replace Jaco Peyper (South Africa) as referee for Saturday’s test match between England and Ireland at Twickenham.

With referee preparation and welfare paramount, the decision was made after significant flight disruption meant that Peyper would not arrive in the UK before Friday morning.

As a result, Andrew Brace (Ireland) replaces Owens as assistant referee for Scotland versus France in Edinburgh on Saturday.