Kaplan to ref Bloem derby

2012-05-15 12:46

Cape Town - SANZAR have released the appointments for the coming weekend's Round 13 Super Rugby action, as well as the penultimate week before the 2012 Super Rugby season breaks for the June Test series.

Referee appointments for Rounds 13 and 14
Mark Lawrence will oversee the opening fixture for Week 13, between the Hurricanes and Brumbies in Wellington, the first of three straight New Zealand Conference hosted matches for the round.
Keith Brown will referee the opening Australian Conference match between the Reds and Lions at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday.
Experienced official Jonathan Kaplan will control proceedings in the sole South African Conference derby of the round, with the Cheetahs hosting the Sharks on Saturday at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein.
SANZAR Game Manager Lyndon Bray said the appointments were considered based on the fact that the competition was moving into the business end of the season.
“As the competition starts to tighten up at the top of the ladder, the referees have been carefully appointed for the next couple of weeks of action,” he said.
“The form of the referee team has been taken into account, for what are some very important match ups over the next two weeks.”


  • Harold - 2012-05-15 12:54

    Sorry Cheetahs.

      Harold - 2012-05-15 13:07

      Whose the ref?

      jack.oosthuysen - 2012-05-15 13:15

      Craig Joubert.

      Harold - 2012-05-15 13:33

      Bye bye Waratahs.

      eric.viljoen - 2012-05-15 14:36

      Stormers have the lowest win percentage with Craig Joubert in charge. Before the last game he reffed it was only 17%

      Papa-storm - 2012-05-15 14:37

      oh please craig jobert always blow against the stormers unlike marius jonker

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-05-15 13:20

    Sorry Cheetahs & Sharks, it really depends which glasses Kaplan wears on the day.

      martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-05-15 14:34

      Hahahaha @watchman yes but which lenses did Lawrence put in? The orange or the black and white...

  • Saffa - 2012-05-15 13:24

    When one reads the anti-ref drivel spewed on these forums, the video link to the right of this -------> shouldn't come as any surprise....Top ref assaulted by EG Jansen coach? Where the furballs is EG Jansen school? Never heard of it?

      Harold - 2012-05-15 13:35

      Boksburg (probably shouldn't have said it).

      Pierre - 2012-05-15 13:41


  • Matches - 2012-05-15 15:27

    It is time that refereer index value be made known as part of the referee appointment schedule. The index is calculated on 1) quality of decision, 2) consistancy of decisions during a game (80 min) and 3) bias during a game. Referee's with a index less than .85 blows for schools and and greater tha .97 blows for internal / S15. Making the index known before the game will inform the supporters to watch the game or not. This index method will rid the game of poor performers. PS. Why is a scrum call when the ball is not put in straight at a lineout and then at the scrum the scrumhalf puts the ball in skew!?!?

  • Danie - 2012-05-15 16:11

    There we go!!!!!!!!!! My Freestate team can just aswell not pitch for the game and give away the points....

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