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Kaplan to ref Bulls v Stormers

2012-05-28 08:16

Cape Town - Jonathan Kaplan will referee the top-of-the-table South African Conference Vodacom Super Rugby clash between the Bulls and Stormers at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 19:10 and the match is sold out.

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After this round of Super Rugby action there will be a three-week break for the June internationals, with the competition resuming on Friday, June 29.
 
This weekend’s action, featuring five Conference derbies, kicks off with the Crusaders hosting the Highlanders, with Steve Walsh overseeing the match at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.
 
Later in the day, Keith Brown will be the man in the middle for the Rebels clash against the Brumbies at AAMI Park, Melbourne.
 
The South African Conference gets underway on Saturday at Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg, with Garrett Williamson overseeing the match between the Lions and the Sharks.

Round 15 fixtures:

Friday, June 1:

Crusaders v Highlanders, Christchurch - 09:35
Rebels v Brumbies, Melbourne - 11:40

Saturday, June 2:
Blues v Chiefs, Albany - 09:35
Waratahs v Hurricanes, Sydney - 11:40
Lions v Sharks, Johannesburg - 17:05
Bulls v Stormers, Pretoria - 19:10

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Comments
  • Shnez - 2012-05-28 08:30

    This is gonna be a tough game to predict on Super Bru!!!! Either way best of luck...

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-05-28 09:18

      I say Bulls to get their revenge in the Bull Ring. Bulls by 7.

      lourens.jordaan - 2012-05-28 09:58

      @bluerafter Soos julle die een gewen het in die finaal met n voorentoe aangee.Soos julle die een daarvoor gewen het met n aanslaan in die losskrum. bulls die gelukkigste span in die toenooi.

      Bossie - 2012-05-28 11:57

      Liewe JapJap- nou vertel vir ons wie is dan n goeie ref.. want sover is dit elke liewe ref wat vir die Stormers en teen die bulle is.. besef jy enigsins hoe jy klink??

      Melt - 2012-05-28 14:33

      @Japjap, Dit is seker so dat skeidsregters foute maak maar ek kan jou die versekering gee dat Kaplan tans een van die min skeidsregter is wat hom nie deur n tuisskare laat intimideer nie. Of dit nou Nuweland of Loftus is, hy is altyd eerlik en onberispelik klinies. Ja hy raak nou bietjie lank in die tand en sal seker een van die dae die fluitjie neerle, ons gun hom dit. Ek as Stormer ondersteuner se nou vir jou dat al verloor die Stormers Saterdag sal ek dit nie voor Kaplan le nie, ja dat hy foute kan maak is so maar aspris????Nee beslis nie. Ek was in die bevoorregte posissie om vir hom n paar maal vlag te vat en meer profesioneel as Kaplan gaan jy nie sommer kry nie. Het jy miskien al Bossie se vraag beantwoord?

      Japjapjap - 2012-05-28 14:37

      @ou bossie- het di hondji vanmore, weer op jo koppie ge-piepie?? Wil jy' ni maar bietji uithelp ni- jy klink def meer intelligent as di gemiddelde algemene haasbek kroesader daar onder EN ons het 'n goeie reffie nodig vir saterdag?? ..maaaar as jy mooi gelees het, het ons gevra en gesmeek en gekerm, dat 2 van di hele, groot, geweldige skeidsregters paneel van SA of selfs van oorsee- ja self Brycy vir di ou wedstrydjie sal blaas, want daar is donker ongerymdhede in kaplan & markie lawrence se hartjies teenoor di BOELLE net soos by stoomers24?? ..maar ek weet ni of 'n 'bossie' sal begryp ni?? is jy familie van di bo- of onder kaap se haasbek bossies??

      Bossie - 2012-05-28 14:49

      Liewe JapJap- ek probeer jou eintlik net help, maar ek sien dit gaan nie werk nie. Weet net, dat ons ander wel verstaan, dis nie jou skuld nie

      Stormers - 2012-05-28 22:46

      Enigste tegniese "fout" wat ek kan optel is japjapjap se "spelvoute". Terug skool toe met jou jou karnallie. En moenie so tussen die grootmense rondploeter met jou bakkies metaliteit nie.

  • Dawie - 2012-05-28 09:15

    I stand tobe corrected but I think the ineteresting stat is that the bulls have never loss a game at home if Kaplan had the wistle........He loves the bulls...........Sorry stormers but it seems like you will play 16 men if history repeats itself.........As a Shark thank you for the congrats.........as a anti Bulls..go Stormers

  • phillip.beukes.5 - 2012-05-28 09:30

    Noooooo...we want Bryce to do it... at least both teams will get bad decisions... and if it goes bad for the Bulls, they can abuse the ref the whole game....Hiehiehie.

  • Schalk - 2012-05-28 09:39

    Firstly lets thank and congratulate the Sharks on their performance of the weekend. I am still hoping that SA get 3 sides into play-offs and we will take that one on the chin. Then i am also hoping that we will seriously make a plan with Duvenhage on 9 as we can not afford to lose this one aswell. To all the Bulls that was hoping for a Sharks win - You still have the Sharks (in my opinion the biggest threat) coming up - Goodluck Stormer Groete.

      Craig - 2012-05-28 10:14

      You don't understand how the log works Schalk. The top team in each conference makes the top 3 of the log, irrespective of how many points they have. Thereby each country gets a team into the semis. The only way a country can get another team into the semis, is if they come 4th on the log. So, at most SA can only hope to have 2 teams in the log. This is a long and punishing league, and you cannot count the wins, you have to win the ones that count!

      Schalk - 2012-05-28 14:12

      Dear Craig - I am very familiar with how the log works – please no need to explain – and SA can get 3 sides into the play offs. The winner of each conference will qualify and then the best placed 3 teams will fill the 3 wild card positions. I personally/obviously wanted my team (Stormers) to win – BUT i do not think it was a bad thing that we lost – this a week before playing the Bulls...

  • ccpvandam - 2012-05-28 09:44

    Well then, 16 - 15, the Stormers have the game. Kaplan always punishes the Bulls unfairly

  • Derrick - 2012-05-28 09:59

    Well at least things are even- the Bulls fans are saying he will favour the Stormers & the Stormers fans saying he will favour the Bulls- so afterwards at least ons set of fans can say'' I told you so ''

  • vanrooyenmara - 2012-05-28 10:00

    Mooi man!! Bulle verloor nog voor ons begin speel het!!!!

      Tokolos - 2012-05-28 10:18

      Tokolos sê dieselfde ding Maratjie... Tokolos like hoe jy dink my ou roosknoppie!!!

      LaBlue - 2012-05-28 11:32

      Mara, sê tog jy het daai hemp angetrek op 'n dare ...

  • Anton - 2012-05-28 10:17

    WEould love to see JdeV in the Protea Netball team There they can pass 3m forward

      Anton - 2012-05-28 10:33

      Not one of the touch judges or Mr Peyper saw it, just wondering

      Dirk - 2012-05-28 14:15

      I would love to see Scarlett Johansson in a netbal match.

  • Stephen - 2012-05-28 10:29

    Sigh, Blue Bulls supporters showing there lack of class as usual. They keep on whining about how lucky the Stormers were getting a bonus point, but when someone points out how lucky the Bulls have been they disappear as if someone waved a book in front of them.

      Tokolos - 2012-05-28 10:33

      Exactly Stephen.... Tokolos agree with you... "Sigh"!

      René - 2012-05-28 10:37

      The difference being sparkster that the Bulls might have been lucky with one or 3 calls, your team on the other hand has been lucky for 12 games now... Tide is turning .... AND why don't you congratulate the Sharks on their win??? Bad Stephen, bad bad boy!!!!

      Stephen - 2012-05-28 10:46

      "might have been lucky with one or 3 calls" - Ha Ha Ha, those calls were the difference between the Mullets from Moftus winning a game instead of losing it. That is a huge difference than some piddly bonus point.

      Stephen - 2012-05-28 11:10

      "C'mon @stephen don't be such a sore loser!!!", ha ha coming from a "blue jean pants wiff a belt" wearer is hilarious - the kings of whining and being disingenuous. "Wow 'Mullets from Moftus" is only really valid when the Stormers visit the Fortress now... Toodless " - what you yapping about. Is Loftus the Bulls home ground or not, so the phrase 'Mullets from Moftus" can only apply to the Bulls

      René - 2012-05-28 11:23

      @stephen, you should come out more! Life in the suburbs seems to be affecting your brain! But I notice what you lack in intelligence, you more than make up for in stupidity. Seriously you need to get new material and get out more!!

      Stephen - 2012-05-28 12:06

      @Rene, I have seen your posts and you have absolutely no leg to stand on to comment on anything to do with anything related to intelligence - a walking Blue Bull supporter cliche.

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-05-28 17:21

      "Sigh, Blue Bulls supporters showing there lack of class as usual" ... " Mullets from Moftus winning a game instead of losing it" ??

  • Gareth Jesús Funnyman Nicholson - 2012-05-28 12:39

    Stompies... Seriously, of all the things you can call them. Like pre primary school on the comments section lol.

      Dirk - 2012-05-28 14:10

      Japjap se sitbokke is legend!! lol

      Tokolos - 2012-05-28 15:50

      .... Of ou Jappie se "bergbokkejane". Jappie is 'n classic. Ek dink hy kan nogal pret wees om 'n vuurtjie met so bietjie karatewater in die hand.

  • Maxine - 2012-05-28 13:42

    I am a sharks fan so it isn't because I feel he will impact bur seriously Kaplan is not the Ref he was 4 years ago. He is rubbish

  • Sean - 2012-05-28 14:50

    The Waratah's get Craig Joubert two weeks in a row. Their reward - this week they have Bryce!!!

  • ryan.kruger1 - 2012-05-28 16:06

    My money is on a draw, plus helps the Sharks inch closer...

      Anton - 2012-05-28 19:58

      kick-off 19.10 nice score !

  • julian.leverton.9 - 2012-05-28 19:03

    I'm kinda new here. If everyone would be so kind as to stand up and say their name and team so that I may praise or ridicule them as I see fit, it would be most appreciated.

  • Sean - 2012-05-29 10:33

    As in impartial fan I would be concerned with JK reffing this game. He has not had his best season this year!

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