Currie Cup

Kaplan to ref Currie Cup final

2013-10-22 09:12
Jonathan Kaplan (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Jonathan Kaplan has been appointed as referee for the Currie Cup final between Western Province and the Sharks at Newlands on Saturday.

Kaplan, who is set to retire as a professional referee, will take charge of his sixth Currie Cup final in his last appearance on the field.

He also took charge of the 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009 finals.

Only André Watson (7) has refereed more Currie Cup finals.

Christie du Preez and Stefan Breytenbach will be Kaplan's assistants, with Deon van Blommestein doing Television Match Official (TMO) duties.

Kick-off at Newlands is at 17:30 on Saturday.

The full list of appointments for the weekend's matches, according to the SA Rugby referees website:

Currie Cup final

Western Province vs Sharks at Newlands
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
reserve referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Christie du Preez, Stefan Breytenbach
Television match official: Deon van Blommestein


Pumas vs Griquas at Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referees: Sieg van Staden, Cobus Wessels
Television match official: Johan Greeff

Under-21 final

Western Province vs Blue Bulls at Newlands
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Christie du Preez, Stefan Breytenbach
Television match official: Deon van Blommestein
Assessor: Keith Hendricks

Under-19 final

Golden Lions vs Blue Bulls at Newlands
Referee: Rodney Bonaparte
Assistant referees: Daniel Fortuin, Marc van Zyl
Television match official: Deon van Blommestein
Assessor: Dennis Immelman

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