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Ek

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2013 Superrugby Referees.
January 18, 2013, 14:57:56

Ref team for Super Rugby 2013 announced

December 20, 2012

Six South Africans were on Wednesday named among an 18-man strong referee team announced by SANZAR for the 2013 Vodacom Super Rugby competition.

Jason Jaftha makes his Vodacom Super Rugby debut as part of a South African group that also includes Craig Joubert, Jaco Peyper, Jonathan Kaplan, Lourens van der Merwe and Stuart Berry. Jaftha is one of five newcomers to the list which also includes Argentinean Francisco Pastrana (who controlled his first Vodacom Super Rugby match in 2012). "The recent form of some of our referees in the Test environment has given us an excellent senior group within the team, and we have been able to include a healthy number of young referees," said Lyndon Bray, SANZAR Game Manager. "They have been selected with an eye to the future, both for Super Rugby and Test rugby." Australia's James Leckie has been recalled to the squad, while Rohan Hoffman (a former professional rugby player), Jaftha and Nick Briant from New Zealand get their first taste of Vodacom Super Rugby with their selections. "Along with the five new referees introduced to Super Rugby in 2012, we have a very strong nucleus of younger referees, blended with some of the best in the world at the top of their game."

The full Super Rugby Referee Team for 2013 is:

Craig Joubert, Jaco Peyper, Jonathan Kaplan, Lourens van der Merwe, Stuart Berry, Jason Jaftha (South Africa)

Chris Pollock, Glen Jackson, Garratt Williamson, Jonathon White, Mike Fraser, Nick Briant (New Zealand)

Steve Walsh, Andrew Lees, Angus Gardner, James Leckie, Rohan Hoffman (Australia)

Francisco Pastrana (Argentina).


clevermike

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RE: 2013 Superrugby Referees.
January 19, 2013, 03:31:40

I hope some referees from Bew Zealand develop further so as to be included in the IRB test referee panel - where after departure of the grosssly incompetent Bryce Lawrence - New Zealand has no test referee on that level.  The competence test in this case will be on Super 15 level in the first instance and I hope they make the grade 


Brycy

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RE: 2013 Superrugby Referees.
January 19, 2013, 06:02:08

not so clever mike, given  yr country is synonymous with corruption, we're hoping your referees don't suc[removed]b to temptation ,extortion, blackmail, intimidation etc this year - we all know about the death threats and yr countries unfathomable riches that makes it particularly difficult to be a referee in SA when people are stuffing daimonds in yr back pocket..

Our expectations here in NZ are'nt great but if you could try and Keep it Clean this year i know there are no guarantees but i feel we need to lift the profile of South African referees for the sake of the game and i know you would agree wholeheartedly with that sentiment...


clevermike

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RE: 2013 Superrugby Referees.
January 19, 2013, 06:56:29

Brycy

Back to normal - he?  The last corrupt referee was from new Zealand and fired by the IRB.  SA referees have a clean record.   However, the New Zealand referees are not clean - so I hope you keep your trap shut..  Difficult - and I can only imagine the howling when the Chiefies gets beaten this year.

Have fun - mt friend. 


Brycy

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RE: 2013 Superrugby Referees.
January 19, 2013, 20:49:00

One good slur deserves another not so clever mike dont ya think ??...or were you under the illusion that you had a monopoly on slander ?


clevermike

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RE: 2013 Superrugby Referees.
January 20, 2013, 06:37:02

brycy

Sure enough - we are equals in dealing with slurs.   Deep down though I am kind-hearted and forgiving - and I smell that you are of the same kind.   Enjoy your postings and hope you keep it coming


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