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Kaplan’s Golden Day

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 11 Mar 2009 at 11:04
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TryTime’s favourite referee makes his International Half Century and the Super 14 referees for Round 5 are announced

SA Rugby Referees reports that the big occasion for referee Jonathan Kaplan is at Murrayfield on Saturday where he will referee his 50th Test . He is the first Test referee in the history of the game to reach this milestone.

England-France at Twickenham is always a big one and Stu Dickinson will be there to see fair play.

Six Nations – Round 4

14 March
Italy vs Wales Stadio at Flaminio, Rome
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)
Touch judges: David Pearson (England), David Changleng (Scotland)
Television match official: Geoff Warren (England)

Scotland vs Ireland at Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Touch judges: Wayne Barnes (England), Carlo Damasco (Italy)
Television match official: Hugh Watkins (Wales)

15 March
England vs France at Twickenham, London
Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Touch judges: Nigel Owens (Wales), Tim Hayes (Wales)
Television match official: Nigel Whitehouse (Wales)

Super 14 – Round 5
Blues vs Cheetahs at North Harbour
Referee: Keith Brown (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Chris Pollock (New Zealand), Garratt Williamson (New Zealand)
Television match official: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)
Assessor: Glenn Wahlstrom (New Zealand)

Brumbies vs Waratahs at Canberra
Referee: Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
Touch judges: Paul Marks (Australia), Pro Legoete (South Africa)
Television match official: Geoff Acton (Australia)
Assessor: Wayne Erickson (Australia)

Crusaders vs Western Force at Christchurch
Referee: Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Touch judges: Chris Pollock (New Zealand), Willie Roos (South Africa)
Television match official: Kane McBride (New Zealand)
Assessor: Greg Cooper (New Zealand)

Highlanders vs Chiefs at Invercargill
Referee: Matt Goddard (Australia)
Touch judges: Vinny Munro (New Zealand), Josh Noonan (New Zealand)
Television match official: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)
Assessor: Arrie Schoonwinkel (South Africa)

Reds vs Sharks at Brisbane
Referee: James Leckie (Australia)
Touch judges: Ian Smith (Australia), Stephen Hill (Australia)
Television match official: Steve Leszczynski (Australia)
Assessor: Glenn Wahlstrom (New Zealand)

Stormers vs Lions at Newlands
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Touch judges: Phillip Bosch (South Africa), Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assessor: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Assessor: Glenn Wahlstrom (New Zealand)


  • Way to Go Jono.

    Great stuff.

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.03.09 11:07:29 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • Congrats Mr Kaplan. 😎

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.03.09 11:12:10 by McLovin Reply
  • what’s Leckie like?

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.03.09 11:54:45 by robdylan Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :

    tall skinny whiny, but an okayish referee.

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.03.09 11:57:39 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Australian…. nuff said

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.03.09 13:32:02 by rahul Reply
  • waratahs are going to kak cos they finally have a non australian reffing.

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.03.09 14:44:21 by try time Reply
  • oh sh.t we have leckie. he cheated outright two weekends ago for the waratahs.

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.03.09 14:45:22 by try time Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : poor, he cheated the highlanders out of a win against the waratahs.

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.03.09 14:46:02 by try time Reply
  • @try time (Comment 8) : yup just checked it was him. he blew like bryce did in the brumbies sharks game last year. only one side could do wrong.

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.03.09 14:49:39 by try time Reply
  • @try time (Comment 6) : i think i picked brumbies for this one on SB
    Will be interesting.

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.03.09 14:54:07 by rekinek Reply
  • @try time (Comment 9) : what upset me about this game last year was that the sharks lost it a bit. I think that they look mature this year and we also have John so – Bring on Leckie ❗

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.03.09 15:02:31 by rekinek Reply
  • @rekinek (Comment 11) : yes that is one worry is when the ref goes against the sharks johan isn’t as calm as john.

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.03.09 15:05:57 by try time Reply
  • @try time (Comment 12) : I think he is – but he allowed other players to get frustrated and john kinda seems to take it all on himself.
    but mostly I think the guys generally have more calm.

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.03.09 16:08:38 by rekinek Reply
  • @rekinek (Comment 13) : in the game against stormers even though they were 10 down they seemed so relaxed that I was getting frustrated 😆

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.03.09 16:09:32 by rekinek Reply
  • Congrats Mr Kaplan, by far the worlds best referee, Hopefully you get a RWC final before you call it quits.

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.03.09 09:46:05 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
    Worcestershire Sauce
  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 15) : hopefully not. that would mean the boks aren’t in it.

  • Comment 16, posted at 12.03.09 09:53:54 by try time Reply

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