Referees’ squad for 2014 Super Rugby announced

2013-11-01 00:00

YOUNG Marius van der Westhuizen has replaced the retired Jonathan Kaplan in the 18-man referees’ squad for the 2014 Super Rugby season.

Van der Westhuizen and Matt O’Brien (Australia) are the new faces in the squad.

Sanzar game manager Lyndon Bray paid tribute to Kaplan (South Africa) and Jonathon White (New Zealand) who leave the squad through retirement.

“Jonathan Kaplan’s experience is second to none throughout a distinguished career at Test, Super Rugby and Currie Cup levels,” Bray said.

“He has accomplished more than any other referee in the history of Super Rugby, including being the first whistle-blower to officiate 100 games in our competition.”

The full Super Rugby referee squad for 2014 is: Stuart Berry (RSA), Nick Briant (NZL), Mike Fraser (NZL), Angus Gardner (AUS), Rohan Hoffmann (AUS), Glen Jackson (NZL), Jason Jaftha (RSA), Craig Joubert (RSA), James Leckie (AUS), Andrew Lees (AUS), Matt O’Brien (AUS), Francisco Pastrana (ARG), Jaco Peyper (RSA), Chris Pollock (NZL), Lourens van der Merwe (RSA), Marius van der Westhuizen (RSA), Steve Walsh (AUS), Garratt Williamson (NZL).

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