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Dickinson, Lawrence & Joubert to ref the Play-offs


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 14 May 2010 at 09:55
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SANZAR has announced the appoint of referee to the semifinals and the Final of the 2010 Final. Craig Joubert will referee the Final on 29 May while Stuart Dickinson and Mark Lawrence will referee the semifinals on 21 and 22 May.

Rugby 365 reports that the appointments are based on performance in the 2010 Super 14 and takes on regard of affiliation. The principle of merit appointments came into working in 2009.

This principle enables SANZAR to make the appointments in advance thus removing an anxiety going into Round 14.

Joubert, who is 32 years of age, is the 10th referee to referee a Super rugby Final. He has been refereeing Super rugby since 1995. He has refereed 18 Test matches and 48 Super Rugby matches. This weekend he referees the match between the Cheetahs and the Lions in Bloemfontein, which means that Super 14 Final will be his 50th Super rugby match.

Dickinson has refereed more Super rugby matches than anybody else since his debut in 1996. He is also on the brink of becoming the third referee in history to have refereed 50 Tests – after Jonathan Kaplan and Chris White.

Mark Lawrence is also greatly experience, having refereed Super rugby since 1999. In 2008 he refereed the Super 14 Final between the Crusaders and the Waratahs in Christchurch, a match which the Crusaders won 20-12. Lawrence turns 45 in June.

The Final referees, by number of appointments, have been:

5 – André Watson
3 – Paddy O’Brien, Jonathan Kaplan
1 – Freek Burger, Glen Wahlstrom, Wayne Erickson, Tappe Henning, Steve Walsh, Mark Lawrence

Referees in Super Finals

1993: Freek Burger (South Africa)
1994: Glen Wahlstrom (New Zealand)
1995: Paddy O’Brien (New Zealand)
1996: Wayne Erickson (Australia)
1997: Tappe Henning (South Africa)
1998: Paddy O’Brien (New Zealand)
1999: André Watson (South Africa)
2000: André Watson (South Africa)
2001: Paddy O’Brien (New Zealand)
2002: André Watson (South Africa)
2003: André Watson (South Africa)
2004: André Watson (South Africa)
2005: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
2006: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
2007: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
2008: Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
2009: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)



10 Comments

  • I would have rated lawrence as the #1 this season. :?:

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.05.10 09:58:25 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : me toooo.

    but well done to joubert. let’s hope for all SA final this year otherwise (i know neutral refs etc but still …)

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.05.10 10:04:50 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 2) :

    100% correct.

    This weekend he referees the match between the Cheetahs and the Lions in Bloemfontein, which means that Super 14 Final will be his 50th Super rugby match

    What an occasion. :cool:

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.05.10 10:10:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Stuart Dickinson and Mark Lawrence will referee the semifinals on 21 and 22 May.

    SARU and Supersport still have the Semis as both being on 22 May, so i’m not sure who will ref 1v4 and who will do 2v3

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.05.10 10:18:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : Totally agree i think Kaplan and Joubert have faded as the season has unfolded.

    I think Lawerence has been the pick of the SA Ref’s and Munroe for the NZ’ers

    Crusaders won’t believe these appointments

    Lawerence v Stormers and i think Joubert v Bulls both a shambles.

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.05.10 10:58:15 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :

    Dude, Joubert can’t be reffing since 1995.

    He would have been at High School at the time. Surely you mean 2005?? ;-)

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.05.10 11:08:44 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) :

    Ha you are only half right. :razz:

    he has been reffing since 1995 probably before that. he was reffing at school already. He was at Varsity when i started reffing in 1998 and was already on the Natal provincial panel then. :cool:

    I think that maybe he started reffing superrugby since 2005.

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.05.10 11:21:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : arn’t they playing in WELKOM :?:

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.05.10 13:34:49 by Chaz Reply

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  • Well at least its not OLD WALSH :evil:

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.05.10 13:35:54 by Chaz Reply

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  • Semies as follows:
    Bulls vs Crusaders Soweto 17:05
    Stormers vs W’tahs Newlands 19:10
    Both on 22 May 2010

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.05.10 11:02:37 by JarsonX Reply
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