Rugby World Cup referees under fire, Kaplan weighs in

2019-09-22 08:00

Former top referee Jonathan Kaplan said he had "absolutely no idea" how Australia's Reece Hodge avoided a red card on Saturday.

Kaplan highlights 3 areas where refs can improve

2019-02-01 12:07

Former international referee Jonathan Kaplan has highlighted three areas he'd like to see referees improve on during the upcoming Six Nations.

Kaplan: TMO call against England was incorrect

2018-11-11 11:53

Jonathan Kaplan has questioned the TMO call to disallow England a match-winning try against the All Blacks on Saturday.

Kaplan: Bulls prop deserved red!

2018-03-16 11:45

Bulls prop Conraad van Vuuren deserved to see red in his side’s defeat against the Chiefs, retired referee Jonathan Kaplan says.

All Blacks broke laws, claims Kaplan

2017-06-30 08:26

Retired referee Jonathan Kaplan believes the All Blacks got away with numerous indiscretions in their win over the British and Irish Lions.

Political meddling hasn’t helped Boks - Kaplan

2016-11-25 11:00

Retired South Africa referee Jonathan Kaplan has expressed his concern at the current state of Springbok rugby.

Kaplan posts pictures of newborn son

2016-06-01 12:36

Retired referee Jonathan Kaplan has posted a picture of his newborn son.

Kaplan congratulates Owens on breaking record

2016-03-31 13:09

Retired South African referee Jonathan Kaplan has congratulated Wales' Nigel Owens on being set to break his Test record.

Dad-to-be Kaplan will be on Comrades start line

2016-03-16 08:47

Jonathan Kaplan is expecting a child on May 30 - but is adamant he will be running the Comrades Marathon the day before.

Kaplan rubbishes World Rugby's decision

2016-02-12 07:19

Jonathan Kaplan has rubbished World Rugby's decision to not punish the All Black Sevens side despite them fielding eight players in a game.


Kaplan picks best schoolboy XV he's refereed

2019-08-13 13:00

Former Test referee Jonathan Kaplan has picked a team made up of the best schoolboy rugby players he has refereed in South Africa.

Ex-Bok and top-level referee dies

2018-12-07 10:56

Former Springbok centre Wynand Mans, who later became a referee, has passed away at the age of 76.

Kaplan 'not convinced' by SA referees

2018-04-16 13:25

Former Test referee Jonathan Kaplan is not impressed with the current crop of South African match officials.

Kaplan: Read should have been penalised

2017-07-10 11:03

Former referee Jonathan Kaplan has weighed in on Romain Poite's controversial decision in the All Blacks against British and Irish Lions game.

Kaplan: Kiwis masters of subtle nuances

2017-06-02 09:06

Retired referee Jonathan Kaplan says the referees appointed for the British and Irish Lions’ tour of New Zealand will have their hands full.

Kaplan: Stander did not deserve red

2016-06-13 14:20

Retired Test referee Jonathan Kaplan feels Ireland flank CJ Stander did not deserve to be given a red card against the Springboks.

Kaplan welcomes Joubert to '100 club'

2016-05-25 13:52

Retired referee Jonathan Kaplan has welcomed Craig Joubert to the '100 club' ahead of his milestone match on Saturday.

Kaplan: Ackermann should coach Boks

2016-03-30 10:11

Former referee Jonathan Kaplan would pick former Springbok Johan Ackermann as South Africa’s new national coach.

Kaplan disagrees with penalty try

2016-03-14 09:25

Jonathan Kaplan disagrees with the penalty try awarded to the Sharks in their 18-13 Super Rugby win against the Stormers.

Kaplan’s views on Joubert’s controversial call

2015-10-20 07:04

Retired referee Jonathan Kaplan has sympathised with Craig Joubert, who has copped heavy criticism for his officiating.

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