Richard Ferguson

Kaplan set to retire

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 12 Feb 2013 at 13:30
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After 21 years in the game, South African referee Jonathan Kaplan will retire at the of the 2013 rugby season.

Kaplan has officiated more games in Super Rugby, Currie Cup and Test matches than any other referee, and will hit his century of Super Rugby matches when he is in charge of the Cheetahs vs Sharks in the first round.

Kaplan’s records:
• A world record 68 Test matches
• A record 99 Vodacom Super Rugby matches
• A record 150 Absa Currie Cup matches
• Attended four Rugby World Cup tournaments
• Five Absa Currie Cup finals
• Three Vodacom Super Rugby Finals


  • Wow that is a lot of matches to officiate…Well done

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.02.13 13:47:55 by Viking Reply
  • Sad, but I do think he’s started losing his shine in the last year or two. Certainly one of the best refs ever.

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.02.13 15:03:56 by klempie Reply

  • My old schoolmate. Well done Jonathan superb career. Mazel tov on your retirement, enjoy!
    Just remember that although he now lives in Capetown, he was born and spent most of his school years in Durban, a supporter of the Banana Boys!

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.02.13 16:07:00 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Rich, when did the keo thing happen?

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.02.13 16:38:31 by vanmartin Reply
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