Rugby Championship

Kaplan rates Rugby Championship refs

2014-10-07 13:05
Jonathan Kaplan (Leon Hugo)
Cape Town - Now that the 2014 Rugby Championship has concluded, former referee Jonathan Kaplan has listed his top performances in the tournament - from a referee point of view.

"I have had a good look at the referees in the Championship and think they will concede that there is much room for growth even the best of them had an off day, so I will say the alarm bells are ringing, but not sure if anyone is listening... Yet!" said Kaplan on his RatetheRef website.

Kaplan's Top 3 performances were:

Nigel Owens - SA v Australia at Newlands
Jerome Garces - NZ v SA in Wellington
Craig Joubert - Argentina v NZ in Buenos Aires

Kaplan thought Pascal Gaüzère (NZ v Argentina) George Clancy (Australia v SA) and Nigel Owens (Argentina v Australia) had off days.

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