Kaplan: SA refs still tops
Cape Town - South Africa is showing few signs of losing its
lustre for producing the best referees in world rugby, says high-profile
retired official Jonathan Kaplan.
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Kaplan himself, now 47 and holding the record for most
international games refereed, and a predecessor like Andre Watson led the way a
few years ago, and Kaplan has no fears that SA standards will suddenly dip.
“Besides Craig Joubert and Jaco Peyper, who are probably
both among the top six in the world, there are another four or five below that
who are not only promising in a South African perspective but in terms of world
refereeing,” he told Sport24.