Rugby

Test milestone for Joubert

2014-06-10 14:14
Craig Joubert (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - South Africa's Craig Joubert recently became the seventh referee in rugby union history to referee 50 Tests.

Last Saturday's Test between Australia and France in Brisbane was Joubert's half-century.

According to the SA Rugby Referees website, Joubert is the second South African to reach 50 Tests and the third man to do so in 2014.

Compatriot Jonathan Kaplan was the first ever man to referee 50 Tests. He was followed by Chris White of England, Alain Rolland of Ireland and Steve Walsh of New Zealand and then Australia. Then came the 2014 trio - Wayne Barnes of England, Nigel Owens of Wales and Joubert.

Kaplan was 43 years old when he reached the milestone, White 47, Rolland 45, Walsh 40, Barnes 34, Owens 42 and Joubert 36.


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