White card is a good idea

2014-12-05 14:17

Sport24 reader Silver Orange says in addition to the white card in rugby matches,there should be the option to have pending terms for yellow and red cards.

Kaplan on Cornal's yellow card

2014-12-02 14:30

Jonathan Kaplan has commented on referee John Lacey's decision to send Bok wing Cornal Hendricks to the sin-bin against Wales.

Kaplan highlights ref errors

2014-11-18 14:15

Retired referee Jonathan Kaplan says there were errors made by the officials during the England v South Africa Test at Twickenham.

Kaplan: Poite made poor calls

2014-11-11 07:49

Retired South African referee Jonathan Kaplan says French referee made some poor decision during the Springboks' loss to Ireland.

Pro Legoete made 'iffy' calls

2014-10-20 18:30

Jonathan Kaplan has commented on the performance of the referees in the past weekend's Currie Cup semi-finals.

Kaplan questions Bok penalty

2014-10-07 09:02

Former SA referee Jonathan Kaplan has questioned the decision to award the Springboks a penalty on the back of television replays

Kaplan praises NZ-Bok referee

2014-09-16 09:13

Retired referee Jonathan Kaplan has heaped praise on the performance of the referee during the All Black-Springbok Test.

Kaplan calls for challenge system

2014-08-28 08:12

Jonathan Kaplan says the time has come for the IRB to introduce an on-field challenge system.

Kaplan: Refs not up to standard

2014-08-06 13:00

Jonathan Kaplan says the standard of refereeing in Super Rugby competition was not up to standard.

Kaplan blows whistle on refs

2014-05-21 20:00

Top retired referee Jonathan Kaplan has called on referees to stamp out the illegal tactic of holding players back in rugby games.

Kaplan: SA refs still tops

2014-02-11 16:09

The proud SA rugby refereeing pipeline is as productive as ever, says retired icon of officialdom Jonathan Kaplan.


Former referee Jonathan Kaplan talks about the best player and the best game he's ever reffed.

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Joubert SA’s best - Kaplan

2014-01-30 16:00

Retired referee Jonathan Kaplan says Craig Joubert is South Africa’s best referee heading into the 2014 season.

SARU wants Kaplan as TMO

2013-11-25 12:30

The SA Rugby Union wants to utilise retired referee Jonathan Kaplan as a Television Match Official in future.

Rugby men into heavy petting

2013-11-05 07:33

What is the one thing John Smit, Eben Etzebeth and Jonathan Kaplan have in common?

Kaplan chats to Sport24

2013-10-31 10:29

Recently-retired referee Jonathan Kaplan answers YOUR questions on the proudest moments of his career and what his future holds...

Kaplan in a Du Plessis sandwich

2013-10-28 07:43

Jonathan Kaplan made an emotional farewell from refereeing in the Currie Cup final at Newlands.

Kaplan to referee Sharks v WP

2013-10-08 12:13

Jonathan Kaplan will referee the table-topping Currie Cup decider between the Sharks and defending champions WP in Durban.

SANZAR pays tribute to Kaplan

2013-02-22 09:25

SANZAR would like to acknowledge the milestone that will be achieved when Jonathan Kaplan officiates this weekend.

Milestone for referee Kaplan

2012-08-25 10:21

Jonathan Kaplan will celebrate a milestone when he refs the Currie Cup First Division match between the Leopards and Griffons.

Kaplan to ref Bulls v Stormers

2012-05-28 08:16

Jonathan Kaplan will referee the top-of-the-table SA Conference Super Rugby clash between the Bulls and Stormers.

IRB axe Bryce, Kaplan

2012-03-24 11:06

Bryce Lawrence and Jonathan Kaplan have been axed from the IRB's latest elite nine-man referee panel.

Kaplan to rest for World Cup

2011-08-02 18:44

SA referee Jonathan Kaplan has been relieved of his Test duties to allow him to recover after being injured in a scooter accident.

Lawrence to ref S15 final

2011-06-22 07:41

SANZAR has confirmed the four referees who will control matches in the Super Rugby Finals Series over the next three weekends.

S14 refs announced

2010-02-08 11:48

Some of the world's top rugby referees are set to whistle the first round of this year's Super 14 competition.


Kaplan backs rugby's white card

2014-12-05 10:24

Retired South African referee Jonathan Kaplan is in favour of the white card being introduced in rugby.

Kaplan defends French referee

2014-11-25 11:02

Jonathan Kaplan has defended the performance of French referee, Jerome Garces, during the Test between Italy and the Springboks.

Kaplan questions yellow cards

2014-11-11 09:31

Retired referee Jonathan Kaplan has questioned the yellow cards awarded to SA's Adriaan Strauss and New Zealand's Dane Coles.

Kaplan praises ref Joubert

2014-10-27 15:08

Retired SA referee Jonathan Kaplan has praised the overall performance of Craig Joubert in this past weekend's Currie Cup final.

Kaplan rates Rugby Championship refs

2014-10-07 13:05

Jonathan Kaplan has listed his top referee performances in the 2014 Rugby Championship.

Kaplan praises Newlands ref

2014-09-30 09:01

Jonathan Kaplan has heaped praise on Welsh referee Nigel Owens who took charge of the Springboks-Wallabies Test at Newlands.

Do Boks understand finer nuances?

2014-08-28 09:24

Jonathan Kaplan has questioned whether the Boks understand the nuances at scrums and breakdowns.

Kaplan: NZ guilty under pressure

2014-08-20 16:21

Jonathan Kaplan says Jaco Peyper was right to penalise the All Blacks for committing cynical infringements inside their own 22.

Kaplan: Wrong call in S15 final

2014-08-06 11:31

Retired SA referee Jonathan Kaplan says the Crusaders can feel hard done by after a late penalty cost them the Super Rugby title.

Kaplan blows whistle on rape

2014-02-24 16:00

Former referee Jonathan Kaplan has expressed his happiness at being involved with the Rape Crisis Centre in Port Elizabeth.


Former SA referee legend, Jonathan Kaplan, shares his views on up and coming referees as well as the current rugby laws.

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Former international rugby union referee, Jonathan Kaplan, is the ambassador for a new online prediction game that is taking SA by storm.

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Fellow SA refs hail Kaplan

2013-12-19 11:25

Fellow South African referees have paid tribute to Jonathan Kaplan, who recently retired from top level refereeing.

SARU pay tribute to Kaplan

2013-11-06 17:00

SARU president Oregan Hoskins has paid tribute to veteran referee Jonathan Kaplan who will officially retire on November 16.

Two more Tests for Kaplan

2013-11-01 17:00

Recently-retired referee Jonathan Kaplan will handle two more Tests this year before he hangs up his professional whistle.

Fans doff caps for Kaplan

2013-10-28 11:51

Sport24 readers have doffed their caps to SA's most experienced match official Jonathan Kaplan, after he reffed his final match.

Kaplan to ref Currie Cup final

2013-10-22 09:12

Jonathan Kaplan has been appointed as referee for the Currie Cup final between Western Province and the Sharks at Newlands.

Sharks happy with Kaplan

2013-03-13 20:47

Sharks coach John Plumtree is confident that referee Jonathan Kaplan will be strict on the Brumbies scrum when the sides clash.

Kaplan to hang up his whistle

2013-02-12 12:12

Record-breaking referee Jonathan Kaplan will retire from professional refereeing at the end of the 2013 South African season.

All-SA S15 playoff referees

2012-07-16 10:25

SANZAR has announced the referee appointments for the Super Rugby qualifiers to be held on Saturday, July 21.

Kaplan to ref Bloem derby

2012-05-15 12:46

Jonathan Kaplan will referee the South African Conference Super Rugby derby between the Cheetahs and Sharks in Bloemfontein.

Kaplan's advice to Stormers

2012-02-02 22:13

South African referee Jonathan Kaplan has given the Stormers some sage advice as they prepare for the Super Rugby tournament.

Scooter accident halts Kaplan

2011-07-24 16:30

SA referee, Jonathan Kaplan, has been injured in a scooter accident - which stopped him from refereeing over the weekend.

Three SA refs at RWC 2011

2011-04-08 19:05

Three SA match officials: Craig Joubert, Jonathan Kaplan and Shaun Veldsman, have been selected by the IRB for the World Cup.

Refs to punish offenders

2010-01-14 14:01

Test referee Jonathan Kaplan has warned that referees will come down hard on players who illegally contest the ball in the ruck.

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